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PART I: Origins and Development of Congress
Ch. 1: Constitutional Beginnings
Ch. 2: History of the House
Ch. 3: History of the Senate
Part II: Powers of Congress
Ch. 4: Power of the Purse
Ch. 5: Foreign Policy Powers
Ch. 6: Congressional Investigations
Ch. 7: The Senate's Confirmation Power
Ch. 8: Regulation of Commerce
Ch. 9: Impeachment Power
Ch. 10: Constitutional Amendments
Ch. 11: Power to Select the President
Ch. 12: Seat of Government
Ch. 13: Miscellaneous Powers
Part III: Congressional Procedures
Ch. 14: Party Leadership in Congress
Ch. 15: The Legislative Process
Ch. 16: The Committee System
Ch. 17 Congressional Staff
Ch. 18: Constituency Pressures
Ch. 19: The Media
Ch. 20: Internal
Ch. 21: The President
Ch. 22: The Supreme Court
Ch. 23: Lobbying
Part V: Housing and Support
Ch. 24: Capitol and Office Buildings
Ch. 25: Library of Congress
Ch. 26: Supporting Organizations
Part VI: Pay and Prerequisites
Ch. 27: Pay and Honoraria
Ch. 28: Allowances and Other Benefits
Part VII: Congress and the Electorate
Ch. 29: Who Elects Congress
Ch. 30: Political Parties and Elections
Ch. 31: Who Gets Elected
Ch. 32: Campaign Financing
Ch. 33: Reapportionment and Redistricting
Part VIII: Qualifications and Conduct
Ch. 34: Seating and Disciplining Members
Ch. 35: Ethics and Criminal Prosecutions
Part IX: Data and Documents
Congress and the Constitution
Congressional Information
Congressional Leadership or Leadership in Congress
Members of Congress
Parties and Elections
Rules and Procedures

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