Committees in Congress / Edition 3

Committees in Congress / Edition 3

by Christopher J. Deering, Steven S. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871878186

ISBN-13: 9780871878182

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Committees in Congress provides a comprehensive examination of the current state of committees and committee systems in both houses of the U.S. Congress. This third edition examines the reforms adopted under the Republican-controlled Congress, especially in the context of the "Contract With America" and the interparty warfare on Capitol Hill. It also offers complete…  See more details below

Overview

Committees in Congress provides a comprehensive examination of the current state of committees and committee systems in both houses of the U.S. Congress. This third edition examines the reforms adopted under the Republican-controlled Congress, especially in the context of the "Contract With America" and the interparty warfare on Capitol Hill. It also offers complete coverage of the new rules and structural changes to the House and Senate committee systems, including chamber- and party-rules changes, reduced staffing, the elimination of some committees and subcommittees, and new procedures for the selection of committee leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871878182
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
Ch. 1Committees in Congress1
Perspectives on Committee Power2
Conditions Shaping the Role of Committees5
Forms of Committee Power in Congress6
Types of Committees11
Sources of Committee Procedure and Structure18
Variation and Change in the Committee Systems20
Ch. 2Evolution and Change in Committees25
Development of the Modern Committee Systems26
Committee Government: 1947-196430
Reform: 1965-198033
Postreform Committees (1981-1995): Decentralization and Individualism42
Republican Rule and the 104th Congress47
Committees and Parties in Congress52
Ch. 3Member Goals and Committee Assignments58
The Importance of Committee Assignments60
Member Goals in the House63
Member Goals in the Senate78
Jurisdictions, Agendas, and Environments86
The Committee Assignment Process96
The Distribution of Preferences108
Ch. 4Inside Committees: Leaders, Subcommittees, and Staff124
Committee Leaders125
Subcommittees150
Committee Staff162
Patterns of Subcommittee Orientation168
The Rise and Decline of Subcommittee Government171
Ch. 5Committees in the Postreform Congress183
Agenda and Partisan Change183
Managing the Agenda185
Committees on the Floor202
Conference Committees215
Perspectives on Committee Power Revisited225
Index237

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