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Hardcover Conflict and Compromise: How Congress Makes the Law Book

ISBN: 0684801957

ISBN13: 9780684801957

Conflict and Compromise: How Congress Makes the Law

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The political editor of The Congressional Quarterly looks at how a bill becomes law--both on the open floors of Congress and behind closed doors. Using the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 as his... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Headed to the Hill? - Read This

Learn some of the ins and outs of Congress by following the narrative of one bill: the Family Medical Leave Act from the mid 80s to its passage in 1993.Elving constructs a solid narrative in which the main character is actually a piece of legislation. From this unique vantage point, the reader captures the atmosphere and culture of Congress.This book is easy stuff for Capitol Hill longtimers, but more importantly its not too difficult for newcomers who want to wade into congressional politics with a good yarn rather than a dry and dusty book of rules.Recommended.
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