7 Books That Explain How Congress Has Worked
And failed to work since the 1960s
In a college political science class, I read a book called “The Dance of Legislation,” by Eric Redman, which traced the drafting and passing of a single piece of relatively uncontroversial health legislation, with all the maneuvering, frustrations, and triumphs involved over the year it took to pass the bill into law. It read like a suspense novel, but it described an institution and a process that ultimately worked pretty well and served the American people.
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