Congress and the Nation 2009-2012: Politics and Policy in the 111th and 112th Congresses, 1st Edition

  • David Tarr
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  • ISBN-10: 1452270368
  • ISBN-13: 9781452270364
  • DDC: 328.73005
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1024 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released July 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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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. 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Tables, Figures, and Boxes.
1: Politics and National Issues.
Economic Policy.
2: Chronology of Action on Economic and Regulatory Policy.
3: Chronology of Action on Budget and Tax Policy.
4: Chronology of Action on Trade Policy.
Homeland Security.
5: Chronology of Action on Homeland Security.
Foreign Policy.
6: Chronology of Action on Foreign Policy.
Defense Policy.
7: Chronology of Action on Defense Policy.
Transportation, Commerce, and Communications.
8: Chronology of Action on Transportation, Commerce, and Communications.
Energy and Environment.
9: Chronology of Action on Energy and Environment.
Agricultural Policy.
10: Chronology of Action on Agriculture.
Health and Human Services.
11: Chronology of Action on Health.
12: Chronology of Action on Human Services.
Education Policy.
13: Chronology of Action on Education Policy.
Housing and Urban Aid.
14: Chronology of Action on Housing and Urban Aid.
Labor and Pensions.
15: Chronology of Action on Labor and Pensions.
Law and Justice.
16: Chronology of Action on Law Enforcement.
17: The Supreme Court, 2008–2012.
General Government.
18: Chronology of Action on General Government.
Inside Congress.
19: Chronology of Action on Congress: Members and Procedures.
20: Chronology of Action on Congress: Election Issues.
21: Chronology of Action on Congress: Pay and Benefits.
The Obama Presidency.
Glossary of Congressional Terms.
The Legislative Process in Brief.
Key Votes.
Congress and Its Members.
The Presidency.
Political Charts.
Public Laws 2009–2012.
Index to Legislation by Public Law Number.