Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the U. S. Congress

Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the U. S. Congress

by Barbara Sinclair
     
 

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Gone are the days when all bills followed a standard route through the legislative process to the president's desk. Today's bills can be dismantled and routed through numerous committees, or hot-button legislation might bypass the committee stage altogether. This enlightening new book takes a detailed look at the legislative process as it really is today, including

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Gone are the days when all bills followed a standard route through the legislative process to the president's desk. Today's bills can be dismantled and routed through numerous committees, or hot-button legislation might bypass the committee stage altogether. This enlightening new book takes a detailed look at the legislative process as it really is today, including the various detours or shortcuts a major bill of the mid-1990s is likely to encounter.

The contemporary legislative process is illustrated with real-life examples through a series of case studies on national service legislation, regulatory overhaul, the omnibus drug bill, Clinton's economic program, and the Republican budget process. Anyone interested in how Congress really works will find this book a valuable resource.

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A description of the contemporary legislative process making a distinction between the assumptions of how laws are made and the actual practices taking place in the House and Senate. Sinclair (American politics, U. of California at Los Angeles) examines step-by-step the legislative process in each chamber, exploring special procedures and practices, their consequences on lawmaking, and illustrates these themes with case studies such as Clinton's 1993 economic program and the 1995 Republican effort to balance the budget. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568022772
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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