A revised and updated Congress text. A year on Capitol Hill in 1993 gave Congressional authority Leroy Rieselbach many examples with which to illustrate traditional topics such as rules, committees, and norms, as well as evolving issues such as the "year of the woman."

part I|36 pages


chapter 1|13 pages

The Congressional Institution

chapter 2|20 pages

Congress as a Political System

part II|156 pages

The Congressional System

chapter 4|30 pages

Congressional Committees

chapter 5|30 pages

Congressional Rules and Procedures

chapter 6|26 pages

Informal Norms and Organization

chapter 7|30 pages

Political Parties in Congress

part III|78 pages

Inputs to the Political System

chapter 8|28 pages

Congress and the Executive

chapter 9|27 pages

The Lobbyists and Congress

part IV|148 pages

Outputs of the Congressional System

chapter 11|24 pages

Lawmaking 1: Getting to the Floor

chapter 12|35 pages

Lawmaking 2: On the Floor

chapter 14|25 pages

Congressional Oversight

chapter 15|30 pages

Legislative Representation

part V|32 pages

Congress and the Future