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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608712366
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 702,406
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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