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Congress under fire : reform politics and the Republican majority /
C. Lawrence Evans, Walter J. Oleszek.
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1997.
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xiii, 190 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0395769183
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1997.
isbn
0395769183
catalogue key
2229158
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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Evans and Oleszek, well-known authors and Washington "insiders," use interviews, congressional documents, and their personal experiences to present thoughtful insights and an original framework that helps students evaluate the congressional reforms of the 1990s.
Table of Contents
Introduction Meaning and Reform
Importance of Reform
Plan of the Book
Setting the Stage Prior Reform Initiatives
Republicans Confront Democratic Rule
The House Bank and Public Disapproval of Congress
Damage Control
Organizational Rationales
Reform and the Democratic Majority Reform Areas
The House Democratic Caucus
The Joint Committee
Reform Issues
Additional Problems
Decision Making
Taking Charge of the House Leadership Prerogatives
Advantages of a Powerful Speaker
Empowering the Speaker
The Committee System
The Jurisdiction Minefield
The Floor Deliberations and Scheduling
Other Reform Areas
Organizational Rationales
Reform and the Republican Majority Leaders and Followers
Committee Developments
Floor Deliberations and Scheduling
Other Reform Areas
Congressional Resources and Interbranch Prerogatives
Senate Changes
Organizational Rationales
Conclusions Reform and Congressional Organization
Prospects
Congressional Integrity
Policy-Driven Reforms
Congressional Resources and Interbranch Prerogatives
Reform and Deliberation
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