Congress and the Nation is the most authoritative reference on congressional trends, actions, and political and policy controversies. This award-winning series documents the most fiercely debated issues in recent American politics, providing a unique retrospective analysis of the policies the U.S. Congress. Organized by policy area, each chapter contains summaries of legislative activity, including bills passed, defeated, or postponed. No other authoritative source guides readers seamlessly through the policy output of the national legislature with the breadth, depth, and authority of Congress and the Nation.

Congress and Government

Congress and government

Introduction

Despite public opinion polls throughout the period of the 91st and 92nd Congresses indicating that the American public held Congress in low esteem, the first branch of government succeeded in enacting some noteworthy reforms of legislative procedures. ...

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