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The U.S. House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives

Fundamentals of American Government

Fundamentals of American Government (Volume 3)

Matthew Spieler

Thomas Dunne Books

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The third book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series explores the inner workings of this important part of the legislative branch. As with Selecting a President and The U.S. Senate, this book is written for all audiences, but voiced toward high school seniors and college freshmen-or any citizen interested in a concise yet authoritative exploration of this representative entity.

Written by former social policy analyst and political writer Matthew Spieler, this compelling and digestible book carefully examines and explains exactly how the House of Representatives operates. From its voting procedure to historic beginnings and modern day issues, there is no area of this governmental body left un-revealed.

INTRODUCTION



On January 3, 2013, the House of Representatives convened in a new political landscape. Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, would be reelected to his leadership post, but with diminished support. Two years...

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Matthew Spieler

MATTHEW SPIELER is a former social policy analyst for Congressional Quarterly (CQ). He currently works as a political writer for Voterpunch.org, an Oakland-based non-profit organization.

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