Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the US Congress / Edition 4

Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the US Congress / Edition 4

by Barbara Sinclair

ISBN-10: 1608712362

ISBN-13: 9781608712366

Pub. Date: 06/28/2011

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures v

Preface vii

1 Clean Air: An Introduction to How the Legislative Process Has Changed 1

2 Multiple Paths: The Legislative Process in the House of Representatives 10

3 Routes and Obstacles: The Legislative Process in the Senate 50

4 Getting One Bill: Reconciling House-Senate Differences 88

5 Omnibus Legislation, the Budget Process, and Summits 111

6 Why and How the Legislative Process Changed 134

7 A Tale of Two Stimuli: The Bush-Pelosi-Boehner Stimulus Bill of 2008 and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 166

8 Making Nonincremental Policy Change through Hyperunorthodox Procedures: Health Care Reform in 2009-2010 186

9 The Republican Tax-Cutting Agenda and the Budget Process: The Bush Tax Cuts of 2001 and 2003 235

10 The Consequences of Unorthodox Lawmaking 258

References 277

Useful Web Sites for Congress Watchers 283

Abbreviations of Commonly Used In-text Citations 284

Index 285

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