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This comprehensive reference offers a complete institutional history of Congress. The 35 chapters of Guide to Congress, Seventh Edition, are divided into eight subject areas that cover all aspects of the U.S. Congress: Origins and Development of Congress, from the constitutional beginnings of the legislative branch to the histories of the House and Senate and their power shifts, eras of partisanship and unity, influential leaders, and working relationships with presidents. Coverage includes analysis of the tug-of-war between House Democrats and the George W. Bush administration on Iraq war withdrawal timetables, updates on criminal investigations of House members, including William J. Jefferson of Louisiana and Charles Rangel of New York, and analysis of the Tea Party Movement and new Republican majority. Powers of Congress, including powers ...

Pay and Honoraria
Pay and honoraria
R. EricPetersen

Disputes over pay and benefits have been a constant feature of congressional politics throughout the nation's history. The American public is perennially unconvinced that senators and representatives are underpaid, and fights over pay increases inevitably provoke blunt displays of public scorn. Congress's first ...

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