Congress and Its Members
The Gold Standard for Congress Courses for Over Thirty Years
Congress and Its Members offers comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process by examining the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and as a collection of politicians constantly seeking re-election. The highly anticipated Eighteenth Edition considers the 2020 elections, the final years of the Trump administration, and first 100 days of the Biden Administration while discussing the agenda of the new Congress, White House–Capitol Hill relations, party and committee leadership changes, judicial appointments, and partisan polarization, in addition to covering changes to budgeting, campaign finance, lobbying, public attitudes about Congress, reapportionment, rules, and procedures. Always balancing great scholarship with currency, this bestseller features lively case material along with relevant data, charts, exhibits, maps, and photos.
New and updated material for the 18th edition includes:
Analysis of the 2020 congressional elections, including increased nationalization, regional shifts, and member turnover
Data on the diversity of the new Congress in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and professional background
Explanation of recent Supreme Court rulings on partisan gerrymandering
Overview of the post-2020 census reapportionment of House seats and prospects for partisan gerrymandering
Effects of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic on congressional campaigns, election administration, congressional rules and procedures, lobbying, and federal budget politics.
The post-2020 politics of organizing a 50-50 Senate and prospects of Senate filibuster reform
Congress’s return to earmarks and other adjustments to congressional rules and procedures
The Biden administration’s approach to trade and diplomacy and its effects on congressional politics
Coverage of the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol and what it says about Congress′s relationship with the public and its role in American democracy
Updated data on public opinion of Congress and Congress′s productivity as a lawmaking institution
A new concluding chapter reflecting on Congress’s institutional strengths and weaknesses
Fresh examples and illustrations in every chapter relating concepts to recent events and contemporary members
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