Congress from the Inside: Observations from the Majority and the Minority

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In the second edition of Congress from the Inside, Sherrod Brown updates his insider's view of the working of Congress with lively discussions of the Clinton impeachment, continued haggling over prescription drug legislation, and the "Battle in Seattle" over the 1999 World Trade Organization conference.

Congress from the Inside has received high praise for the academic and political worlds for its intimate look at Washington politics. Ideal for both classroom and armchair ...

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Overview

In the second edition of Congress from the Inside, Sherrod Brown updates his insider's view of the working of Congress with lively discussions of the Clinton impeachment, continued haggling over prescription drug legislation, and the "Battle in Seattle" over the 1999 World Trade Organization conference.

Congress from the Inside has received high praise for the academic and political worlds for its intimate look at Washington politics. Ideal for both classroom and armchair reading, Brown's book depicts the inner workings and deal-makings of Congress. He walks the reader through the crafting of legislation and tours the offices and meeting rooms where so much of the work of the legislature is done, introducing us to the names and faces of power. With incisive candor, Brown exposes the strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures, diversity and elitism of the United States Congress.

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Congressman Brown (D-Ohio) offers an informative and well written account of how the House of Representatives works, as well as an insider's view of the rise, fall, and resurrection of the Democratic party during the years 1992 to 1996. Too many books by politicians are self-advertisements filled with vague policy proposals and inoffensive political philosophy. There is little of either here, as Brown wisely focuses for the most part on what congressional representatives do and how they do it. One of 110 new members elected in 1992, Brown takes us through the minutiae that make up a new representatives's early weeks. Each new member is given a handbook on how to behave in the House. Specific rules govern how large a staff a new member may have (one for every 35,000 people in his or her district, up to a staff of 18). Brown describes in detail—and makes interesting—the utterly confusing process through which new members get assigned to committees and subcommittees; he shows how things get done, or don't get done, in these committees. He highlights the necessity of regularly visiting one's district. On one Saturday, he goes from an Eagle Scout presentation to a spaghetti dinner at a local high school. Such detail is set against the larger story of the conservative Republican triumph in Congress in 1994, led by Newt Gingrich, and the sudden loss of power by the Democrats. He traces the subsequent self-destruction of Gingrich and his followers as they try to push the country too far too fast to the right, and Clinton is easily reelected. Brown finds that Gingrich's legacy is wide public distrust of Congress. Having demonized Congress for years, both Democrats and Republicans nowmust repair the damage that, in Brown's view, Gingrich has done. While the larger story is well handled, it's the details that make this so readable. Not for political junkies alone, but for anyone who enjoys good writing and a good story. (16 b&w photos)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873386302
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/1999
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Election 1992: Getting There 3
2 In the District 22
3 In Committee 35
4 In the Chamber 46
5 The Budget 62
6 The North American Free Trade Agreement 71
7 The Great Health Care Debate 83
8 The Crime Bill 92
9 The Mail, the Phones, and Other Things 100
10 Election 1994 110
11 Intelligence and Surveillance 129
12 The Coup and the Revolution 133
13 Storming the Palace: The Government Shutdown 158
14 The Counteroffensive: M2E2 177
15 The Truce 188
16 The Campaign 199
17 The 105th Congress 217
18 Election 1998 and the 106th Congress 225
19 Florida 2000, Class Warfare, and a Missed Opportunity 249
20 September 11 and the 107th Congress 256
21 Redistricting 272
22 A Case Study of the Drug Industry and Its Political Power in the Halls of Congress 282
23 Tuberculosis: How an Issue Gets on the Public Agenda 295
24 War in Iraq 301
Postscript 310
Index 311
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