Rep. Adrian Smith worked to balance his time between serving in Congress and teaching a course at George Washington University this spring.
“God knows I would love to have other sitting Members teaching for us,” he said. “And Congressman Smith has shown everybody how it can be done.”
Like any professor, Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) assigned reading to his students at George Washington University. Below are the books on his syllabus.
Required Reading • “Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies (2nd Edition),” by John Kingdon, 2002 • “Campaign Bootcamp: Basic Training for Future Leaders,” by Christine Pelosi (daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi), 2007 • “Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making,” by Deborah Stone, 1997 • “Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide,” by the Congressional Management Foundation, 2008
Recommended Reading • “Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist,” by Richard Feldman, 2008 • “Reagan’s Revolution,” by Craig Shirley, 2005
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.