Guide to Current American Government: Spring 2000

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Includes 31 illustrated selections from the past six months of relating to: the foundations of American government, political participation, government institutions, and politics and public policy. Appends information on the legislative and budgetary processes, a glossary, the US Constitution, and Internet sites. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568021058
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Guide to Current American Government Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 8.49 (w) x 10.93 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Elections 2000
A Divided Nation Has Much to Lose in Battle of Ballots 2
Survival of the Surplus 7
Searching for the Vital Center 9
Momentum Swing 14
The Limits of Outreach 17
GOP Maintains Thin Edge 20
GOP Primed for Redistricting 24
Voters Tackle Issues Cautiously 25
Senate Membership in 107th Congress 26
House Membership in 107th Congress 27
Congress and the Nation 2001
Fast Start on a Familiar Agenda 30
Power Plays and Term Limits 32
Decision Time 44
The Surplus and the Baby Boomers 45
Information Technology's Anxious Side 47
The Many Shades of Trade Policy 49
Education: High Expectations, Limited Means 51
Health Care Costs Poised to Surge Again 53
Defining, Asserting the National Interest 55
Politics and Public Policy
Symbolism and Stalemate Closing Out 106th Congress 58
GOP's Prescription Drug Bill: A 'Political Imperative'? 64
Business Pushes for Top Spot on Republican Tax Agenda 69
Juggling Business' Agenda and Immigrant Interests 74
Lawmakers Wary of Unfriendly Skies Weigh Revisiting Airline Regulation 78
Hill Clears Auto Safety Measure with Some Concessions to Industry 82
After the China Bill: Fresh Start for the Trade Expansion Debate 84
The International Fallout of an Anti-Missile System 88
Hollywood's 'Culture of Carnage' Blasted by Lawmakers, Candidates 94
Senators Pan Entertainment Industry's Plan to Shield Children From Violence 96
Foundations of American Government
Supreme Court Term Dominated by Confident Rulings Limiting Scope of Federal and State Governments 100
High Court Says Some Curbs on Adult Cable TV Channels Violate the First Amendment 102
Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Complicates GOP Efforts to Craft 'Partial Birth' Ban 103
2000 Election Results 106
The Legislative Process in Brief 116
The Budget Process in Brief 121
Glossary of Congressional Terms 123
Constitution of the United States 138
Congressional Information on the Internet 146
Index 149
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