Renewing Congress: A Second Report / Edition 1

Renewing Congress: A Second Report / Edition 1

by Thomas E. Mann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815754590

ISBN-13: 9780815754596

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815754596
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
86
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 11.05(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ethics and the Public Reputation of Congress5
Public Understanding of Congress6
Ethics Process7
Applying Federal Laws to Congress9
Campaign Finance10
The Committee System13
Purposes15
Committee Sizes and Assignments17
Committee Numbers22
Jurisdictional Changes26
Coordinating Mechanisms28
Committee Processes and Staff29
The Budget Process33
Deficit Reduction35
Learning from Gramm-Rudman/ Building on BEA
Increasing Presidential Power
The Budget Resolution and the Budget Committees
The Effects of Budgeting on Congress41
Authorizers and Budgeting
Simplifying the Process
Floor Deliberation and Scheduling47
Senate48
House53
Debate57
Bicameral Relations59
Relations Between the Parties63
Staff67
Personal Staff69
Committee Staff72
Administrative Staff72
Support Agencies73
Congress and the Executive77
Congress and the Courts83
Conclusion87

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