How Is Congress Organized?
Informal rules – traditions, unwritten standards
of conduct, cont.
Members are expected to become specialists
in some area of expertise – to
establishing yearly budget, or nuclear
armaments, air pollution, etc.
Members are expected to follow rule of
– the mutual exchange of favors –
” – many pork-barrel
programs become law because of this
Members are expected to be willing to
, in order for progress to happen
in passing laws – without compromise among
such diverse interests, little can get done