How Congress Works / Edition 3

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In simple, clear language, this new edition of a CQ reference presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the Senate and the House. Highlighted sidebars further detail the impact of congressional action with interesting narrative examples from history, along with charts and tables that provide a complete overview of congressional procedures.
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New edition of the guide to the practicalities of Congressional action. Explains how the party leadership, the legislative process, and the committee system, among other factors, affect the creation of legislation. Also includes an examination of the evolution of the current system. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568023915
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.01 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 Party Leadership in Congress 1
Congressional Leadership Structure 2
The House Speaker 7
House Leadership: A Hierarchy of Support 26
Leadership in the Senate: "We Know No Masters" 36
Party Support Structure in the Senate 46
Ch. 2 The Legislative Process 51
Importance of Rules 51
Developing Legislation 57
House Floor Action: Structured Efficiency 67
Senate Floor Action: Flexibility, Informality 89
Final Action: Resolving Differences 102
Ch. 3 The Committee System 115
Committees in Transition 115
Evolution of the System: Growth and Reform 119
The Committee Structure 141
Committee Assignments 146
Committee Procedures 152
Jurisdictional Conflicts 153
Oversight Mandate 157
Reference Materials 161
How a Bill Becomes Law 163
Political Party Affiliations in Congress and the Presidency, 1789-1997 164
Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-1998 166
Leaders of the House since 1899 167
Leaders of the Senate since 1911 169
Recorded Votes in the House and the Senate, 1947-1996 171
Attempted and Successful Cloture Votes, 1919-1996 172
Vetoes and Overrides, 1947-1996 173
Congressional Information on the Internet 174
Index 177
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