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How Congress Works

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These interactive learning activities are designed to give you a fresh perspective on how the United States Congress works, your role in the process, and peoples' perceptions about Congress.

  • E-Learning Activities for Students 
  • How a Member Decides to Vote
  • Public Criticisms of Congress 
  • The Impact of Congress
  • The Importance of Civic Participation
  • The Dynamic Legislative Process
  • The Many Roles of a Member of Congress
  • Notable Members of Congress
  • Federal Budget Allocation

The Insider's View
Nine videos from the Center on Congress cover thinking long term, good process, reducing partisanship, productive discussion, reform itself, compromise, building consensus, responsibilities, and lobbyists.