November 30, 2015 Author Matthew Green Discusses Minority Party Role in Congress
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In his analysis, political scholar Matthew N. Green disputes the belief that the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives is of little importance. Studying the record of the House minority party from 1970 to the present and using other quantitative and qualitative data, Green shows the House minority party’s influence on legislative and political outcomes and demonstrates that the party’s efforts can succeed.
Green will discuss and sign his book, “Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives” (Yale University Press, 2015) on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at noon in the Mumford Room, located on the sixth floor of the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. This Books & Beyond event is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Green is associate professor of politics at Catholic University of America and associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.
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