The Almanac of the Unelected, 2013: Staff of the U.S. Congress

The Almanac of the Unelected, 2013: Staff of the U.S. Congress

by Suzanne Struglinski
     
 

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It’s All Who You Know When Working the System

Here’s How to Get to Know the Right People

Working behind the scenes to write bills, map out legislative maneuvers and block the opposing party’s political moves are hundreds of Capitol Hill staffers. Some old, many new, congressional aides on both sides of the aisle are playing a vital role in the

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It’s All Who You Know When Working the System

Here’s How to Get to Know the Right People

Working behind the scenes to write bills, map out legislative maneuvers and block the opposing party’s political moves are hundreds of Capitol Hill staffers. Some old, many new, congressional aides on both sides of the aisle are playing a vital role in the 113th Congress. The fast-paced changes in the legislative landscape can be daunting. But there’s one place you can always count on to tell you who’s in, who’s out, and who is the most effective person to address your cause: The Almanac of the Unelected.

While members of the House of Representatives and the Senate enact laws, it is often their staffers who exert the greatest influence in the lawmaking process. Staffers advise their elected bosses, establish political positions on issues, craft legislation, put policies in place, and play important roles on scores of congressional committees.

Now in its 24th edition, The Almanac of the Unelected contains in-depth profiles on key congressional staff members that you will not find elsewhere. The information provided on these personnel gives you not only the contact information and other pertinent data but also helps the reader make sense of the rapid-fire changes on Capitol Hill. Our writers conduct one-on-one interviews with congressional staffers to make sure you know precisely which issues they handle and what bills will pass their desks each year as they help to craft new or refine the existing laws and codes that govern our nation.

With the changes that have taken place, this essential resource has never been more important or more valuable.

The Almanac of the Unelected is the leading source for information on congressional staff members. The profiles included feature:

·in-depth biographical information
·detailed professional history and educational background
·staff members’ areas of expertise and committee role
·up-to-date contact information and photograph, when available
·staffers' own insights as to their committee’s priorities and special projects during this session of Congress

Organized by House, Senate, and Joint committee assignments, you’ll find both the person you’re looking for and information on his or her individual impact on legislation and decision-making. With this Almanac, you’ll never again need to question who is the most effective person to advocate your cause.

In the 24th edition you can find new essays on the following topics:

·Diversity of the 113th congress. This congress is more diverse than any in history.
·The Battle over the Nation’s Finances
·Debating Politically Divisive Issues: A Look at Gun Control in the United States
·The Cabinet Nomination Process

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Midwest Book Review
This 24th edition of The Almanac Of The Unelected, 2013 provides a comprehensive listing of all the 113 Congress' staff members who serve on committees in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Also included are the staff members on Joint Committees, as well as those on select, special, and other congressional committees. Of special note are the opening description on diversity within the 133 Congress, the congressional battle over the nation's finances, debating such political divisive issues as gun control, and the cabinet nomination process. Each individual staff member entry is noted by name and includes their title, office location, phone number, email address, educational background, general professional history, areas of expertise, and congressional staff history. The Almanac Of The Unelected: 2013 is an invaluable guide and is an especially recommended addition to professional, corporate, community, NGO, State, Federal, and academic library Governmental Studies reference and resource collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598886313
Publisher:
Bernan Press
Publication date:
08/29/2013
Edition description:
24th Edition
Pages:
706
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Struglinksi has edited the Almanac of the Unelected since 2007. She previously worked as the Washington Bureau Chief for the Desert Morning News.

Samantha Young is a veteran writer for the Associated Press, the Stephens Media Washington Bureau, and a former contributing editor for The Almanac of the Unelected.

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