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“A Better Congress” Author Joseph Gibson Interviewed on The Jim Bohannon Show

It’s one of the persistent complaints about our government: Why can’t Congress get anything A Better Congress: Change the Rules, Change the Results: A Modest Proposal - Citizen's Guide to Legislative Reformdone? Actually, getting issues debated and voted on is much simpler in the House of Representatives, where only a majority vote is required. But, in the Senate, the process can be much more difficult. Over the past two years, and in fact, over the past few Presidential administrations, the filibuster, which used to be more of a last-ditch tactic, has come into play more and more as our nation has become more closely divided in its views. It takes 60 votes to allow an issue to be debated before the full Senate, making it difficult to advance legislation on controversial issues. Plus, individual Senators can put a hold on some Senate actions, further grinding things to a halt. What can be done to get the Congress to work more efficiently? We’ll ask Joseph Gibson, an attorney who has worked in all three branches of the Federal government, and written the book “A Better Congress: Change the Rules, Change the Results: A Modest Proposal” (published by Two Seas Media). It’s not only a critique of how Congress currently works – or doesn’t work – it contains some bold proposals on how Congress can be changed so more of the people’s business can be accomplished.

Joseph Gibson, author of A Better Congress, interviewed on The Jim Bohannon Show, December 8, 2010

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“Makes a great gift for your representatives in Congress!”

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New books from TheCapitol.Net and Two Seas Media

Citizen's Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress: A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates, by Brad Fitch
Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress – A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates, by Bradford Fitch

Practical guidance how to prepare for and meet with elected officials and staff, how to write effective letters and emails to elected officials, strategies for influencing legislators face-to-face, best practices for communicating with Congress and state legislatures, and how to write persuasive “letters to the editor”. Includes the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Softcover, $11.95
ISBN 10: 1587331810
ISBN 13: 9781587331817

Ebook: $7.99
EISBN 13: 9781587332326

Available from your favorite bookseller.

More information, including Table of Contents, sample sections, and secure online ordering: CitizensHandbook.com.

Coming soon
A Better Congress: Change the Rules, Change the Results: A Modest Proposal - Citizen's Guide to Legislative ReformA Two Seas Media book:
A Better Congress: Change the Rules, Change the Results: A Modest Proposal – Citizen’s Guide to Legislative Reform, by Joseph Gibson

A comprehensive look at the reasons that Congress does not work well and some real solutions that can make Congress work better.

Hardbound, $16.95
ISBN 10: 1587332337
ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-233-3

Softcover, $12.95
ISBN 10: 158733237X
ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-237-1

Ebook: $8.99
EISBN: 158733-236-1 9781587332364

More information, including Table of Contents, and secure online pre- ordering: ABetterCongress.com

Journalists and Bloggers: to request a review copy of either book, please use this form.

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