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

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

by Barbara Sinclair
     
 

ISBN-10: 156802276X

ISBN-13: 9781568022765

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568022765
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Tables
Preface
Ch. 1Clean Air: An Introduction to How the Legislative Process Has Changed1
Ch. 2Multiple Paths: The Legislative Process in the House of Representatives9
Ch. 3Routes and Obstacles: The Legislative Process in the Senate32
Ch. 4Getting One Bill: Reconciling House-Senate Differences51
Ch. 5Omnibus Legislation, the Budget Process, and Summits63
Ch. 6Why and How the Legislative Process Changed75
Ch. 7National Service Legislation: (Mildly) Unorthodox Lawmaking101
Ch. 8Regulatory Overhaul: The Pitfalls of Unorthodox Lawmaking113
Ch. 9The Omnibus Drug Bill: A "Designer" Legislative Process134
Ch. 10The Budget Process as an Instrument for Policy Change: Clinton's Economic Program151
Ch. 11The Republican Revolution and the Budget Process175
Ch. 12The Consequences of Unorthodox Lawmaking217
References235
Index243

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