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The University of Delaware Library joins the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress in a national celebration of the second annual Congress Week, September 12-16, 2011. Coinciding with the commemoration of Constitution Day, September 17, the 2011 theme recognizes that members of Congress are citizens elected by other citizens in popular and free elections, and that our system of representative democracy holds those representatives accountable to their local constituencies.

This selection of documents from the papers of the Hon. Michael N. Castle (U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2011) illustrates the range of duties performed by a member of Congress: voting, responding to constituent concerns, participating in hearings, serving on committees, providing government oversight, making public statements on the Floor of Congress, and making laws.

This single case exhibition was originally on display in the Morris Library Information Room from September 12-October 3, 2011.

Tags: United States. Congress–Powers and duties; Castle, Michael N., 1939-; Civil service