By David R. Tarr

Chronicling the hugely partisan and polarized setting throughout the old 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 throughout the 111th and 112th Congresses. the latest variation during this award-winning sequence records the main fiercely debated matters in this interval, including:

  • Stimulus spending within the wake of economic situation
  • The debatable reform of the U.S. healthcare process
  • Showdowns over elevating the nationwide debt ceiling
  • Extensions of tax cuts and unemployment repayment
  • Confirmation of 2 new woman individuals of the U.S. very best court docket
  • Overhaul of economic rules
  • Repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t inform” legislations banning brazenly homosexual defense force team of workers from army service

This acclaimed source additionally covers the shift in partisan regulate of the U.S. apartment after the 2010 midterm election and the next gridlock for lawmaking within the 112th Congress. prepared through coverage sector, each one bankruptcy summarizes the legislative task, together with a chronology and legislative historical past of the money owed handed and the most important provisions of the ultimate laws.

No different resource publications readers seamlessly in the course of 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 wishes of the total spectrum of clients, from lower-level undergraduates via researchers and faculty.

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