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Congressional Experience / Edition 3
     

Congressional Experience / Edition 3

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by David E. Price
 

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ISBN-10: 0813342627

ISBN-13: 9780813342627

Pub. Date: 08/04/2004

Publisher: Westview Press


Congressman David Price proves he is uniquely qualified to guide us through the labyrinth of rules, roles, and representatives that is Congress. This third edition is thoroughly updated to cover developments over the past several years - the Bush presidency, consolidated Republican control of the White House and Congress, the plunge from budget surpluses to record

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Congressman David Price proves he is uniquely qualified to guide us through the labyrinth of rules, roles, and representatives that is Congress. This third edition is thoroughly updated to cover developments over the past several years - the Bush presidency, consolidated Republican control of the White House and Congress, the plunge from budget surpluses to record deficits, and the "Bush revolution" in foreign policy. A new chapter has also been on defense and foreign affairs, emphasizing the author's own work on Middle East policy and Congress' handling of the war in Iraq. The reader gets a clear sense of the challenges, disappointments, elation, and deep concerns implicit in serving as a member of Congress-especially the kind of member David Price has chosen to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813342627
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
08/04/2004
Series:
Transforming American Politics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
989,291
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesxi
Preface to the First Editionxiii
Preface to the Second Editionxv
1Introduction1
2Getting Elected7
The First Campaign9
Getting Reelected16
The Third Campaign21
3Defeat and Return27
The Revolution Hits Home28
Comeback35
1998: Campaigning in Clinton's Shadow40
Campaign Reform47
4Getting Adjusted53
Getting Started53
Setting Up Shop56
Family and Career59
5Finding a Niche67
Banking, Science, and Small Business69
Pursuing Appropriations71
Appropriations Regained76
Informal Groups and Caucuses79
6Policy Entrepreneurship87
The Home Equity Loan Consumer Protection Act89
Amending the Housing Bill94
Education and Training Initiatives101
Appropriations Initiatives107
The EPA Building Saga114
7Budget Politics123
From Reaganomics to "Read My Lips,"125
Budget Summitry: 1990130
The 1993 Budget Battle139
The 1997 Agreement and Beyond144
8Party and President159
Parties and Elections160
Organizing the House165
The Party Network171
A Democratic President178
9Serving the District191
Keeping in Touch191
Casework and Grants197
Appropriations200
10Religion and Politics205
Religious Agendas206
The Two Realms211
11Ethics Beyond the Rule Book221
Ethics and Policy224
"Responsibility" in Context228
What Sort of Member Shall I Be?230
Legislative Structures and Legislative Ethics236
12Concluding Reflections243
Reform Agendas246
Governance, Trust, and Citizenship255
Index265

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