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Oversight – Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress - Princeton Scholarship Online
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Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Michael D. Minta


This book answers the question of whether black and Latino legislators better represent minority interests in Congress than white legislators, and it is the first book on the subject to focus on congressional oversight rather than roll-call voting. The book demonstrates that minority lawmakers provide qualitatively better representation of black and Latino interests than their white counterparts. They are more likely to intervene in decision making by federal agencies by testifying in support of minority interests at congressional oversight hearings. Minority legislators write more letters urg ... More

Keywords: civil rights, ethnic groups, racial groups, poverty, health care, affordable housing, community development, minority lawmakers, policy, legislators

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691149257
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691149257.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael D. Minta, author
Washington University in St. Louis

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