Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't

Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't

Robert G. Kaiser


A Washington Post impressive Book

An eye-opening account of the way Congress this day fairly works—and the way it doesn’t—that follows the dramatic trip of the sweeping monetary reform invoice enacted in accordance with the nice Crash of 2008. Act of Congress specializes in of the foremost avid gamers in the back of the laws: colourful, wisecracking congressman Barney Frank, and cautious, insightful senator Christopher Dodd, either one of whom met usually with Robert G. Kaiser in the course of the eighteen months they labored at the invoice. during this compelling narrative, staffers play a severe function, writing the laws and infrequently making the the most important bargains. Kaiser’s infrequent insider entry enabled him to light up the often-hidden intricacies of legislative company and exhibits us the workings of Congress in all of its complexity, a clearer photo than any we've got had of the way Congress works best—or occasionally doesn’t paintings at all.

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