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From Inspiration to Legislation: How an Idea Becomes a Bill / Edition 1
     

From Inspiration to Legislation: How an Idea Becomes a Bill / Edition 1

by Amy E. Black
 

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ISBN-10: 0131107542

ISBN-13: 9780131107540

Pub. Date: 07/14/2006

Publisher: Pearson

Providing an inside view of policy initiation and policy making, this book, written by a former Congressional staff member, offers readers a first-hand account of policy formation from preliminary research to coalition-building, writing the bill, and working with committees to move the bill to the floor. A straightforward, engaging presentation

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Providing an inside view of policy initiation and policy making, this book, written by a former Congressional staff member, offers readers a first-hand account of policy formation from preliminary research to coalition-building, writing the bill, and working with committees to move the bill to the floor. A straightforward, engaging presentation follows the Safe Havens Support Act from the initial idea that inspired the bill, through its crafting and eventual passage as part of larger social services bills—and examines the ground-level challenges of a new member of congress developing a legislative agenda. For individuals who want to see how Republicans and Democrats can work together, and how a policy idea becomes a legislative reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131107540
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/14/2006
Series:
Real Politics in America Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
593,751
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: So You Want to Pass a Bill?

2. Re-Inventing the Wheel: Conducting Background Research.

3. Education and Alliances: Working with Organized Interests and Caucuses.

4. Power to the People: Learning from the Grassroots.

5. The Search for Solutions: Transforming Ideas into Policy.

6. Winning Friends to Influence People: Co-Sponsors and Coalitions.

7. Lights, Camera, Action! Developing Media Strategy.

8. Finding a Way to the Floor: A Bill Becomes Two Laws.

9.Conclusion: From Inspiration to Legislation.

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