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 Act of Congress

Act of Congress

Synopsis

A Washington Post Notable BookAn eye-opening account of how Congress today really works'and how it doesn't' Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008: colorful, wisecracking congressman Barney Frank, and careful, insightful senator Christopher Dodd, both of whom met regularly with Robert G. Kaiser during the eighteen months they worked on the bill. In this compelling narrative, Kaiser shows how staffers play a critical role, drafting the legislation and often making the crucial deals. Kaiser's rare insider access enabled him to illuminate the often-hidden intricacies of legislative enterprise and shows us the workings of Congress in all of its complexity, a clearer picture than any we have had of how Congress works best'or sometimes doesn't work at all.

Book Details

Publisher

Random House Digital

Released

May 07, 2013

Language

english

ISBN

9780307962188

Age Level

General Adult

Attributes

Text to Speech Enabled
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