Senate Procedure and Practice / Edition 2

Senate Procedure and Practice / Edition 2

by Martin B. Gold
     
 

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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

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

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


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Senate Procedure and Practice     1
Legislative Business     13
Floor Debates     37
Legislation and Committee Procedures     71
Bills and Joint Resolutions     79
The Amendment Process     89
Voting in the Senate     113
Finalizing Legislation to Send to the President's Desk     119
The Appropriations and Budget Processes     135
Executive Business and the Executive Calendar     159
The Standing Rules of the Senate     171
Other Standing Rules     223
Glossary     225
Notes     233

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