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How Congress works and why you should care, Lee H. Hamilton

Label
How Congress works and why you should care
Title
How Congress works and why you should care
Statement of responsibility
Lee H. Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes what Congress is and how it works
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Lee
Dewey number
328.73
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1021
LC item number
.H36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • États-unis
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
How Congress works and why you should care, Lee H. Hamilton
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip047/2003017926.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- [Pt.] 1. The role of Congress. Why Congress exists ; Core principle: sovereignty of the people ; Core principle: balancing powers in government ; Congress and the President ; Why federalism works ; Key power: passing the basic laws of the land ; Key power: controlling the purse ; Key power: shaping foreign policy ; Congress and individual liberties ; The roots of our success -- [Pt.] 2. The impact of Congress. Congress and the fabric of our lives ; Government's greatest endeavors ; An ordinary day ; Congress does more work than meets the eye ; A balanced view of Congress ; Members of Congress who had an impact -- [Pt.] 3. How Congress works. A complex institution ; An evolving institution ; The many roles of a member of Congress ; Representing constituents ; How a bill really becomes law ; Why we need more politicians ; Power in Congress ; The House and the Senate ; The awesome responsibility of voting ; The frustrations and rewards of Congress -- [Pt.] 4. Public criticisms of Congress. "Legislators are a bunch of crooks" ; "There's too much wasteful, pork-barrel spending by Congress" ; "Legislators just bicker and never get anything done" ; "You can't trust what members of Congress say" ; "Congress almost seems designed to promote total gridlock" ; "Members of Congress compromise too much" ; "There's too much money in politics today" ; "Members are out of touch with their constituents" ; "Congress is run by lobbyists and special interests" ; Conclusion -- [Pt.] 5. Key ways Congress could work better. Declining civility ; The importance of good process ; Better White House/Congress consultation ; True congressional oversight ; Improving ethics enforcement ; Thinking about the future ; The money chase ; Improving public understanding of Congress ; Tackling the tough issues ; Congress and the common good ; Conclusion -- [Pt.] 6. Civic participation. A failure to communicate ; Being more involved in the work of Congress ; The cornerstones of active citizenship ; Making your views known to Congress ; Individuals who have made a difference ; Can the people govern? ; Strengthening representative democracy -- Appendix: communicating with Congress
Control code
ocm52895370
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 156 pages
Isbn
9780253216953
Lccn
2003017926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52895370
  • (OCoLC)52895370
Label
How Congress works and why you should care, Lee H. Hamilton
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip047/2003017926.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- [Pt.] 1. The role of Congress. Why Congress exists ; Core principle: sovereignty of the people ; Core principle: balancing powers in government ; Congress and the President ; Why federalism works ; Key power: passing the basic laws of the land ; Key power: controlling the purse ; Key power: shaping foreign policy ; Congress and individual liberties ; The roots of our success -- [Pt.] 2. The impact of Congress. Congress and the fabric of our lives ; Government's greatest endeavors ; An ordinary day ; Congress does more work than meets the eye ; A balanced view of Congress ; Members of Congress who had an impact -- [Pt.] 3. How Congress works. A complex institution ; An evolving institution ; The many roles of a member of Congress ; Representing constituents ; How a bill really becomes law ; Why we need more politicians ; Power in Congress ; The House and the Senate ; The awesome responsibility of voting ; The frustrations and rewards of Congress -- [Pt.] 4. Public criticisms of Congress. "Legislators are a bunch of crooks" ; "There's too much wasteful, pork-barrel spending by Congress" ; "Legislators just bicker and never get anything done" ; "You can't trust what members of Congress say" ; "Congress almost seems designed to promote total gridlock" ; "Members of Congress compromise too much" ; "There's too much money in politics today" ; "Members are out of touch with their constituents" ; "Congress is run by lobbyists and special interests" ; Conclusion -- [Pt.] 5. Key ways Congress could work better. Declining civility ; The importance of good process ; Better White House/Congress consultation ; True congressional oversight ; Improving ethics enforcement ; Thinking about the future ; The money chase ; Improving public understanding of Congress ; Tackling the tough issues ; Congress and the common good ; Conclusion -- [Pt.] 6. Civic participation. A failure to communicate ; Being more involved in the work of Congress ; The cornerstones of active citizenship ; Making your views known to Congress ; Individuals who have made a difference ; Can the people govern? ; Strengthening representative democracy -- Appendix: communicating with Congress
Control code
ocm52895370
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 156 pages
Isbn
9780253216953
Lccn
2003017926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52895370
  • (OCoLC)52895370

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