Common cents: a retiring six-term congressman reveals how Congress really works-- and what we must do to fix it.

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Notes on front endpaper: 245 18 APR. Underlinings/Notes: Underlinings 76% on Appropriations Committee have been in Congress more than 10 years; Rules committee 85% in office for more than 10 years. Lamb underlines examples of pork--Texas and the Culture of Hypocrisy. Voters make irrational demands; politicians oblige them. AFLCIO-pressure tactics. Lobbyists/gifts. Problems of "members for life."Denotes ten real reforms. Notes: "no single culture is worse for Penny," "Greenberg 2 million DNC," "Dial-a-meter," "Crime Bill, p. 71," "Dellums opposed his own bill," "Laws that do not apply to Congress," "votes v. money," "146 committees in the House," "How can they have time for another job."

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Penny, Timothy J, “Common cents: a retiring six-term congressman reveals how Congress really works-- and what we must do to fix it.,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed June 27, 2017, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/713.

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Common cents: a retiring six-term congressman reveals how Congress really works-- and what we must do to fix it.

Creator

Penny, Timothy J

Date

1995
Program air date: May 14, 1995

Description

Drawing on twelve years of experience in Congress to explain what is wrong and how to fix it, a former congressman from Minnesota reveals the hypocrisy, double-dealing, and power plays that have rendered Congress impotent.

Subject

"United States. Congress--Reform."

Source

Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.

Publisher

Little, Brown and Co.
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives

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