David Price | The Congressional Experience: An Institution Transformed
Congressman David Price is uniquely qualified to guide readers through the labyrinth of Congress, to portray honestly its strengths and failings, and to illumine the forces transforming the institution. As a trained political scientist, he connects the practical politics on the Hill with the theories of the discipline. He is equally focused on the ethics of public service at a time when politics seem to have reached a new low. Through it all, he conveys a clear sense of the challenges, disappointments, elations, and deep concerns implicit in serving as a member of Congress—especially at a time of national and international fragility.
In this 4th edition he covers the Obama and Trump presidencies, three turnovers in House leadership, growing party polarization and its effects; stronger emphasis on foreign policy, including the House Democracy Partnership's work with parliaments in emerging democracies, the House's role in Middle East diplomacy, and the unique challenges to the "Article One" branch of government posed by the Trump presidency; the Clinton and Trump impeachments compared; expanded treatment of America's broken and besieged electoral system and the path to reform.