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 1 Introduction: the Congressional institution; Congress as a political system. Part 2 The Congressional system: the members of Congress - securing a place on Capitol Hill; Congressional committees; Congressional rules and procedures; informal norms and organization; political parties in Congress. Part 3 Inputs to the political system: Congress and the Executive; the lobbyists and Congress; intermittent pressures - public opinion and the courts. Part 4 Outputs of the Congressional system: lawmaking 1 - getting to the floor; lawmaking 2 - on the floor; money and Congressional politics - taxing, spending and deficits; Congressional oversight; legislative representation. Part 5 Congress and the future: Congressional change and reform - proposals and prospects.