The Dance of Legislation: An Insider's Account of the Workings of the United States Senate

The Dance of Legislation: An Insider's Account of the Workings of the United States Senate

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by Eric Redman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0295980230

ISBN-13: 9780295980232

Pub. Date: 02/01/2001

Publisher: University of Washington Press

The Dance of Legislation has long been considered a classic description of the legislative process. In it, Eric Redman draws on his two years as a member of Senator Warren Magnuson’s staff to trace the drafting and passing of a piece of legislation — S.4106, the National Health Service Bill — with all the maneuvers, plots, counterplots,

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The Dance of Legislation has long been considered a classic description of the legislative process. In it, Eric Redman draws on his two years as a member of Senator Warren Magnuson’s staff to trace the drafting and passing of a piece of legislation — S.4106, the National Health Service Bill — with all the maneuvers, plots, counterplots, frustrations, triumphs, and sheer work and dedication involved. He provides a vivid picture of the bureaucratic infighting, political prerogatives, and Congressional courtesies necessary to make something happen on Capitol Hill. In a Postscript to the 2000 edition, Redman reflects on how that process has, and has not, changed in the thirty years since the book was first published.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295980232
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
888,037
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 2001 EditionForeword to the Original EditionPreface1) First Stirrings2) Beginner's Lessons3) Getting Serious4) A Fresh Start5) S.4106: Born or Stillborn?6) A Senate Hearing7) Decision in the Senate8) Loose Ends9) Interlude10) Doctors in the House11) A War of Nerves12) A New Year's ResolutionEpiloguePostscript to the 2001 EditionList of AbbreviationsIndex

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The Dance of Legislation: An Insider's Account of the Workings of the United States Senate 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book tells you how laws (legislation) are really made - by young staffers doing the leg-work for their boss, the elected official. Even if you don't plan to enter politics, this book is a must if your work takes you into leadership and policy-making. This book can get a bit dry now and then, but the knowledge gained will put you well ahead on a federal-policy career.