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Political Science: Legislative Branch

The U.S. Congress

President Barack Obama addressing a joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009.

(Attributed to Lawrence Jackson; United States Congress, Wikimedia Commons)

CQ Press Congress Collection

The Legislative Branch of the Government

Encyclopedia of the United States Congress
JK 1021 .D48 2007 (Reference)
This one-volume work, published by Facts on File, contains over 450 entries providing a wealth of information about the U.S. Congress. Topics range from the constitutional role of Congress to significant legislation to historical and current members.

Major Acts of Congress
KF 154 .M35 2004 (Reference)
A 3-volume set presenting concise information on 262 significant pieces of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress from 1789 to 2003. Includes photographs, illustrations, a select bibliography and Internet resources.

CQ's Politics in America
JK 1012 .P64 (Reference Desk Collection)
Includes profiles of all members of the U.S. Congress, along with analysis of their personalities, political styles, legislative agendas and political ambitions.  Includes information about districts, campaign finance, standing committees, and partisan caucuses.

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