Senate Procedure and Practice / Edition 2

Senate Procedure and Practice / Edition 2

by Martin B. Gold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742563057

ISBN-13: 9780742563056

Pub. Date: 06/27/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The U.S. Senate is often referred to as the world's greatest deliberative body. And that is for good reason. The Senate Chamber-from its inception to its Golden Age to the present day-has been the setting for some of the most moving, decisive, and consequential debates in American history. But how does the Senate work? Senate Procedure and Practice not only answers…  See more details below

Overview

The U.S. Senate is often referred to as the world's greatest deliberative body. And that is for good reason. The Senate Chamber-from its inception to its Golden Age to the present day-has been the setting for some of the most moving, decisive, and consequential debates in American history. But how does the Senate work? Senate Procedure and Practice not only answers this question, but also explains and illustrates why the Senate has worked so well for more than two hundred years.

This practical, real-world explanation focuses on the three pillars of legislative procedure: the Senate rules, the parliamentary interpretations of the Senate rules, and the statutes that impose procedural rules. This book is filled with fascinating stories and insights that highlight why a given rule is in place and how it is practiced. Now in its second edition, this book has been updated to discuss the impact the Democratic takeover has had on basic Senate procedures and practices, including the much-discussed Rule XXVIII.

About the Author:
Martin B. Gold is a partner in Covington & Burling's Washington office and is cochair of the firm's Legislative Practice Group

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742563056
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/27/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Senate Procedure and Practice 1

2 Legislative Business 13

3 Floor Debates 37

4 Legislation and Committee Procedures 71

5 Bills and Joint Resolutions 79

6 The Amendment Process 89

7 Voting in the Senate 113

8 Finalizing Legislation to Send to the President's Desk 119

9 The Appropriations and Budget Processes 135

10 Executive Business and the Executive Calendar 159

Appendix A The Standing Rules of the Senate 171

Appendix B Other Standing Rules 223

Glossary 225

Notes 233

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