By Jeffery A. Jenkins,Eric M. Patashnik

Congress is usually stated to be 'broken', 'dysfunctional', and 'weak', yet how does the modern Congress particularly paintings? Does Congress have the ability to resolve significant coverage difficulties? Can it payment an aggrandizing govt, oversee a strong Federal Reserve, and symbolize the yankee humans? Can Congress do something about massive alterations within the American political financial system, together with emerging source of revenue inequality? Congress and coverage Making within the twenty first Century takes a clean examine the functionality of Congress within the household enviornment, targeting matters corresponding to immigration, future health care, and the repeal of 'Don't Ask, do not Tell'. With unique contributions from best students, this crucial quantity examines how Congress tackles - and fails to take on - key coverage demanding situations in an period of becoming social variety and ideological polarization. wealthy in research and illuminating element, the e-book unearths the whole complexity of the establishment at work.

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