Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process

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Veteran Hill observer Walter J. Oleszek discusses the organizational and political environment of the contemporary Congress and how its rules shape domestic and foreign policy. This book is the definitive work on congressional lawmaking today, providing a detailed look into the interplay of rules, procedures, precedents, and strategies, and focusing on the changes evolving from the 104th Congress.

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Overview

Veteran Hill observer Walter J. Oleszek discusses the organizational and political environment of the contemporary Congress and how its rules shape domestic and foreign policy. This book is the definitive work on congressional lawmaking today, providing a detailed look into the interplay of rules, procedures, precedents, and strategies, and focusing on the changes evolving from the 104th Congress.

The definitive work on how rules, procedures and traditions affect the course and content of legislation.

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School Library Journal
YA Students of American history and government will appreciate this comprehensive analysis of the way in which the U.S. Congress establishes policy for the nation. Some chapters will be especially good for high-school curriculum: ``Congress and Lawmaking,'' ``The Congressional Environment,'' and ``The Congressional Budget Process,'' among others. A few sections will be more used by teachers supporting their lectures: ``House Floor Procedure,'' and ``Legislative Oversight,'' as examples. An excellent chart demonstrates ``How a Bill Becomes a Law,'' and is only one of several such well-drawn demonstrations. The comprehensive index and glossary also add to the value of the book, which will be well used in many high-school libraries. Sherry Solomon, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Tex.
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Helps students, journalists, legislative aides, lobbyists, and citizens make sense of the dynamic process by which our laws are made. Takes readers inside the halls of Congress to look at the rules, procedures, historical precedents, and stratagems that confront every bill introduced in Congress. Numerous examples and colorful quotations from real-life legislative experience, as well as sample documents, illustrate specific points and illuminate the important stages of lawmaking. This fifth edition is revised to cover the latest trends and developments on Capitol Hill. Oleszek is specialist in American national government at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452226033
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 427,079
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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