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By Eric S. Heberlig,Bruce A. Larson

shut pageant for majority celebration keep an eye on of the U.S. apartment of Representatives has reworked the congressional events from legislative coalitions into partisan fundraising machines. With the necessity for ever expanding sums of cash to gasoline the continuing crusade for majority keep watch over, either Republicans and Democrats have made huge donations to the celebration and its applicants necessary for participants looking development inside occasion and congressional committee hierarchies.

Eric S. Heberlig and Bruce A. Larson not just examine this improvement, but in addition talk about its implications for American executive and democracy. They deal with the implications of choosing congressional leaders at the foundation in their fundraising talents instead of their legislative ability and the level to which the conflict for majority keep watch over leads Congress to prioritize non permanent electoral earnings over long term governing and problem-solving.

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