Common Ground

Common Ground

Committee Politics in the U.S. House of Representatives

Book - 2006
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When do committees that share jurisdiction over an issue choose to seek agreement rather than engage in a turf war? Overlapping and ambiguous turf has become endemic in Congress over the last three decades, especially on issues at the top of the national agenda like health care reform and homeland security. A common view is that this produces gridlock and conflict, and impairs not just Congress's ability to legislate, but government agencies' ability to function, as well. In Common Ground , John Baughman argues that this problem is overstated and shows that committees can and often do bargain and cooperate successfully, even on salient and contentious issues.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780804754163
Branch Call Number: JK1429 .B38 2006
Characteristics: xiii, 253 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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