How Congress Works and Why You Should Care

How Congress Works and Why You Should Care is a concise introduction to the functions and vital role of the U.S. Congress by eminent former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Drawing on 34 years as a U.S. Representative, Hamilton explains how Congress reflects the diversity of the American people, serves as a forum for finding consensus, and provides balance within the federal government. Addressing widespread public misperceptions, he outlines areas where Congress can work better and ways for citizens to become more engaged in public affairs through their representatives in Washington. How Congress Works and Why You Should Care is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the inner workings of Congress, and how all citizens can participate in its unique mission.

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By Sarah (The United States) · ★☆☆☆☆ · October 17, 2013
Easy quick read. Mostly bc it just emphasizes stuff we already know. Didn't really discuss exactly how congress works specifically. Oh well ...more
By asdf · June 17, 2011
It was boring and didn't talk about how congress works.(Despite the cover's claim.) ...more