Each author brings a personal knowledge of Congress, providing a unique insight into the opaque world of committee assignments, the hustle and bustle of floor activity, the cross-examination of committee testimony, and the beehive of activity in a member's Washington or district office. Collectively, they provide keen insights into the institutions, procedures, and politics that shape congressional policymaking. Additionally, the historic two impeachments of President Donald J.
Trump are examined to showcase some of the extraordinary politics taking place on Capitol Hill. Aimed at anyone working in Congress or wanting to influence public policy, this book is also an excellent classroom supplement for political science courses at every level and a compelling read for citizens who want to understand how Congress works and why it sometimes doesn't.