Congress and the Nation 2009–2012, Volume XIII: Politics and Policy in the 111th and 112th Congresses

Congress and the Nation 2009–2012, Volume XIII: Politics and Policy in the 111th and 112th Congresses

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Chronicling the highly partisan and polarized environment during the historic first term of President Barack Obama, Congress and the Nation 2009-2012 Volume XIII is the most authoritative reference on congressional law-making and trends during the 111th and 112th Congresses. The newest edition in this award-winning series documents the most fiercely debated issues during this period, including: Stimulus spending in the wake of financial crisis; The controversial reform of the U.S. healthcare system; Showdowns over raising the national debt ceiling; Extensions of tax cuts and unemployment compensation; Confirmation of two new female members of the U.S. Supreme Court; Overhaul of financial industry regulations; Repeal of the “don't ask, don't tell” law banning openly gay armed forces personnel from military service

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