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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 ...

History of the Senate
History of the senate
Stephen W.Stathis

The United States Senate ranks as the most powerful upper legislative chamber in the world. Its traditions of unlimited debate and collegiality and its constitutional powers over such executive functions as foreign policy and appointments have earned it a unique status among representative assemblies.

Even so, some people have been questioning whether the Senate was a good idea ...

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