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Author Kaiser, Robert G., 1943-

Title Act of Congress [Axis 360 electronic resource] : how America's essential institution works, and how it doesn't / Robert G. Kaiser.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works--and doesn't--that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. The founding fathers expected Congress to be the most important branch of government and gave it the most power. When Congress is broken--as its justifiably dismal approval ratings suggest--so is our democracy. Here, Robert G. Kaiser, whose long and distinguished career at -- Act of Congress, as entertaining as it is enlightening, is an indispensable guide to a vital piece of our political system desperately in need of reform.
Subject United States. Congress.
United States. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Financial services industry -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Kaiser, Robert G., 1943- Act of Congress. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 9780307700162 (DLC) 2012038245 (OCoLC)793579064
ISBN 9780307962188 (electronic bk.)
0307962180 (electronic bk.)
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