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Congress and the Nation 2013-2016, Volume XIV
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Congress and the Nation 2013-2016, Volume XIV
Politics and Policy in the 113th and 114th Congresses

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November 2019 | 744 pages | CQ Press

Chronicling the polarized partisan environment during the President Barack Obama’s second term, Congress and the Nation 2013-2016, Vol. XIV is the most authoritative reference on congressional lawmaking and trends during the 113th and 114th Congresses. The newest edition in this award-winning series documents the most fiercely debated issues during this period, including: The unprecedented federal government shutdown, The strike down of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, End of the filibuster for most executive and judicial branch nominees, Changes to the Dodd–Frank Act, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Pope Francis address joint sessions, Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act passed, overhauling rape kit processing and establishment of victim bill of rights, SPACE Act passed, allowing commercial exploration of space. 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 is a landmark series is a must-have reference for all academic libraries and meets the needs of the full spectrum of users, from lower-level undergraduates through researchers and faculty.

 

 


 
Table, Figures, and Boxes
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1 Politics and National Issues
 
Chapter 2 Economic Policy
 
Chapter 3 Homeland Security
 
Chapter 4 Foreign Policy
 
Chapter 5 Defense Policy
 
Chapter 6 Transportation, Commerce, and Communications
 
Chapter 7 Energy and Environment
 
Chapter 8 Agricultural Policy
 
Chapter 9 Health and Human Services
 
Chapter 10 Education Policy
 
Chapter 11 Housing and Urban Aid
 
Chapter 12 Labor and Pensions
 
Chapter 13 Law and Justice
 
Chapter 14 General Government
 
Chapter 15 Inside Congress
 
Chapter 16 The Obama Presidency
 
Appendix
 
Index
Key features

Chronicling the polarized partisan environment during the President Barack Obama’s second term, Congress and the Nation 2013-2016, Vol. XIV is the most authoritative reference on congressional lawmaking and trends during the 113th and 114th Congresses. The newest edition in this award-winning series documents the most fiercely debated issues during this period, including: The unprecedented federal government shutdown, The strike down of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, End of the filibuster for most executive and judicial branch nominees, Changes to the Dodd–Frank Act, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Pope Francis address joint sessions, Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act passed, overhauling rape kit processing and establishment of victim bill of rights, SPACE Act passed, allowing commercial exploration of space. 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 is a landmark series is a must-have reference for all academic libraries and meets the needs of the full spectrum of users, from lower-level undergraduates through researchers and faculty.

 

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