A Better Congress: Change the Rules, Change the Results
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Public trust in Congress has declined over the past few years. Generally, Congress is trusted less than the other two branches of government, a disturbing thought concerning the institution that was intended to be the most representative of all. What is wrong with Congress? What might improve its image and effectiveness? A Better Congress: Change the Rules, Change the Results, by Joseph Gibson, an Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Award nominee, is a comprehensive look at the reasons that Congress does not work well and real solutions that can make Congress work better. Gibson has worked in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government, including serving as chief antitrust counsel and chief minority counsel to the House Judiciary Committee. He also brings to the book a deep knowledge of the scholarship on Congress, which is presented in a clear and accessible fashion. Please join us for an engaging look at the prospects for improving representative democracy in the United States.