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The United States Congress$
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Ross English

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719063084

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719063084.001.0001

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Representatives and Senators

Representatives and Senators

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(p.39) 3 Representatives and Senators
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The United States Congress
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Ross M. English

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719063084.003.0003

This chapter shows the responsibilities and goals of newly elected representatives and senators. It first describes the kinds of people who get elected into Congress, and then lists the different goals of the new members of Congress. This is followed by a list of the different ways a member of Congress can achieve his/her goals, including policy specialisation and pork barrel. The chapter also cites two examples – the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and term limits – that show the subtleties involved in Congressional decision making.

Keywords:   newly elected, goals, policy specialisation, pork barrel, Congressional decision making, term limits, impeachment, President Bill Clinton

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