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Congress. Making laws

Nelson, Robin

Congress. Making laws

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Published by Lerner Publications in Minneapolis, Minn .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesMaking laws
Statementby Robin Nelson and Sandy Donovan
SeriesSearchlight books. How government works
ContributionsDonovan, Sandra, 1967-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK1025 .N45 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24480122M
ISBN 109780761365181
LC Control Number2010042498


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