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Congress and the Nation 2009-2012, Volume XIII

Congress and the Nation 2009-2012, Volume XIII
Politics and Policy in the 111th and 112th Congresses

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American Public Policy | Congress

October 2014 | 1 104 pages | CQ Press

Chronicling the highly partisan and polarized environment during the historic first term of President Barak Obama, Congress and the Nation 2009-2012 is the most authoritative reference on congressional law-making and trends during the 111th and 112th Congresses. The newest edition in this award-winning series documents the most fiercely debated issues during this period, including:

  • Stimulus spending in the wake of financial crisis
  • The controversial reform of the U.S. healthcare system
  • Showdowns over raising the national debt ceiling
  • Extensions of tax cuts and unemployment compensation
  • Confirmation of two new female members of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Overhaul of financial industry regulations
  • Repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law banning openly gay armed forces personnel from military service

This acclaimed resource also covers the shift in partisan control of the U.S. House after the 2010 midterm election and the subsequent gridlock for lawmaking in the 112th Congress. Organized by policy area, each chapter summarizes the legislative activity, including a chronology and legislative history of the bills passed and the major provisions of the final laws.

No other source guides readers seamlessly through the policy output of the national legislature with the breadth, depth, and authority of Congress and the Nation. This must-have reference for all academic libraries meets the needs of the full spectrum of users, from lower-level undergraduates through researchers and faculty.

01. Politics and National Issues
02. Economic Policy
02A. Economic Policy: Financial Crisis

03. Homeland Security
04: Foreign Policy
05. Defense Policy
06. Transportation and Commerce
07. Energy and Environment
08. Agricultural Policy
09. Health and Human Services
10. Education Policy
11. Housing and Urban Aid
12. Labor and Pensions
13. Law and Justice
13A. Supreme Court

14. General Government
15. Inside Congress
16. The Obama Presidency

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ISBN: 9781452270340

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