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How Congressmen decide

Aage R. Clausen

How Congressmen decide

a policy focus

by Aage R. Clausen

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Congress -- Voting.,
  • Legislators -- United States.,
  • Policy sciences.,
  • Decision making.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statement[by] Aage R. Clausen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK1051 .C57
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 243 p.
    Number of Pages243
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17755265M

    Of course our Congress is corrupt. The fact is that they no longer represent the people, if they ever did. They are bought and paid for by big business interests and do not serve the people in any form. We are consistently told that we don’t have.


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