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

ISBN-10: 030770016X

ISBN-13: 9780307700162

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert G. Kaiser
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Description: A fascinating account of the dramatic journey of a financial reform bill in the wake of the 2008 economic collapse that shows us just how Congress really works. Never before has the birth of a major bill been dissected in such vivid detail.Longtime Washington Post reporter Robert G. Kaiser focuses on two of the major players behind the legislation: colorful, wisecracking congressman Barney Frank, and careful, insightful senator Christopher Dodd, both of whom met regularly with Kaiser during the eighteen months they worked on the bill. In Kaiser's compelling narrative, staff play a critical role, writing the legislation and often making the crucial deals. Kaiser also had regular access to the key Republican actors in this story. This unusual access enables Kaiser 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. Smart, incisive, urgent, Act of Congress is a revelatory study of one of America's most misunderstood institutions. 

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Book details

List price: $33.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/7/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Preface
Key Participants
Principal Organizations and Institutions
"I Could Hear Everyone Gulp"
The Man Who Wasn't Gray
What Is to Be Done?
An Orgy of Outrage
A Politician for Life
Back in the Game
"Downtown" Takes the Lead
A Rich Variety of Humanity
Politics First
An Impotent Minority
Peddling Influence
"We've Got an Opportunity Here"
In the Legislative Weeds
Making Sausage
Looking for a Path
The House Acts
Searching for Consensus
More Tactical Maneuvers
On the Senate Floor at Last
Staff Warfare
The Senate Acts
Conference Committee
Endgame
Still Broken
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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