Senate Procedure and Practice / Edition 2by Martin B. Gold
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 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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- Second Edition
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- 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Table of Contents
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
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