Is Congress Broken, or Is the System Working?

Shepter, Bob
July 2002
Financial Executive;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p62
Academic Journal
The article questions the effectiveness of the U.S. Congress, especially the reactionary responses from 105th, 106th, and 107th sessions, in legislating social progress. Congressional action taken after tragic events such as the shootings at Columbine High School and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is mentioned. Social issues such as presidential transgressions, Health Maintenance Organizations, and the collapse of Enron Corp. are also mentioned. The assumption is that a checks-and-balances system cannot produce radical legislation such as gun control.


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