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Legislative Style

William Bernhard and Tracy Sulkin


Once elected, members of Congress face difficult decisions about how to allocate their time and effort. On which issues should they focus? What is the right balance between working in one’s district and on Capitol Hill? How much should they engage with the media to cultivate a national reputation? William Bernhard and Tracy Sulkin argue that these decisions and others define a “legislative style” that aligns with a legislator’s ambitions, experiences, and personal inclinations, as well as any significant electoral and institutional constraints. Bernhard and Sulkin have developed a systematic a ... More

Keywords: Congress, legislative activity, legislative careers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226510149
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226510316.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Bernhard, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tracy Sulkin, author