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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 ...

Allowances and Other Benefits
Allowances and other benefits
R. EricPetersen

A number of benefits and allowances are available to members of Congress, but distinctions need to be drawn between the types of benefits often provided to employees in any profession and the resources dedicated more specifically to facilitating the execution of the roles and duties of a member of Congress. ...

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