Congress and the Nation 2009-2012: Politics and Policy in by David R. Tarr

By David R. Tarr

Chronicling the hugely partisan and polarized atmosphere in the course of the ancient first time period of President Barack Obama, Congress and the kingdom 2009-2012 quantity XIII is the main authoritative reference on congressional law-making and traits through the 111th and 112th Congresses. the most recent variation during this award-winning sequence records the main fiercely debated matters in this interval, including:

  • Stimulus spending within the wake of economic trouble
  • The arguable reform of the U.S. healthcare procedure
  • Showdowns over elevating the nationwide debt ceiling
  • Extensions of tax cuts and unemployment reimbursement
  • Confirmation of 2 new girl individuals of the U.S. excellent courtroom
  • Overhaul of monetary laws
  • Repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t inform” legislations banning overtly homosexual military body of workers from army service

This acclaimed source additionally covers the shift in partisan keep an eye on of the U.S. condominium after the 2010 midterm election and the following gridlock for lawmaking within the 112th Congress. equipped via coverage quarter, every one bankruptcy summarizes the legislative task, together with a chronology and legislative background of the debts handed and the key provisions of the ultimate laws.

No different resource publications readers seamlessly throughout the coverage output of the nationwide legislature with the breadth, intensity, and authority of Congress and the Nation. This must-have reference for all educational libraries meets the desires of the entire spectrum of clients, from lower-level undergraduates via researchers and faculty.

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