Party Factions in Congress

  title={Party Factions in Congress},
  author={Daniel DiSalvo},
  journal={Congress \& the Presidency},
  pages={27 - 57}
  • Daniel DiSalvo
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • Congress & the Presidency
This essay considers the role of intraparty factions in the twentieth-century American Congress. Factions are integral players in Congress that shape members’ preferences, develop policy agendas, and push those agendas on Capitol Hill. In pursuing their objectives, factions will often strive to redistribute power in Congress—sometimes going so far as to change congressional rules to enhance their position. Factions are thus key actors in the creation and destruction of congressional “regimes… Expand
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