The Congressional Experience: An Institution Transformed (Paperback)

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Congressman David Price is uniquely qualified to guide readers through the labyrinth of rules, roles, and representatives that is Congress. As a trained political scientist, he connects the practical politics on the Hill with the theories of the discipline. He is equally focused on the ethics of public service at a time when politics seem to have reached a new low. Through it all, he conveys a clear sense of the challenges, disappointments, elations, and deep concerns implicit in serving as a member of Congress--especially at a time of national and international fragility.

New to the 4th Edition

- Covers elections and presidencies since the third edition including serving with Obama and Trump.

- Details the Trump impeachment process and the subsequent pandemic bringing change to Congressional floor voting processes, putting current crises in context with prior occasions during the Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies.

- Looks at the reform agenda and the prospects for national political renewal.

About the Author

David E. Price is US Representative (D-NC) for North Carolina's Fourth District. He received his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and went on to Yale University to earn a Bachelor of Divinity as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science. Before he began serving in Congress in 1987, Price was a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University. He is the author of four books on Congress and the American political system. Price is North Carolina's only member of the House Appropriations Committee and serves as the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. He is a recognized leader on foreign policy, serving as Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership and an outspoken advocate for Middle East peace. He received the Hubert H. Humphrey Award from the American Political Science Association and the William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice from Yale Divinity School

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367627072
ISBN-10: 0367627078
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 31st, 2020
Pages: 338
Language: English