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The Resource How Congress works

How Congress works

Label
How Congress works
Title
How Congress works
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
328.73
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1021
LC item number
.H69 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How Congress works
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Party leadership in Congress. Congressional leadership structure. The House speaker. House leadership : a hierarchy of support. Leadership in the Senate : we know no masters? Party support structure in the Senate -- The legislative process. Importance of rules. Developing legislation. House floor action : structured efficiency. Senate floor action : flexibility, informality. Final action : resolving differences -- The committee system. Committees in transition. Evolution of the system : growth and reform. The committee structure. Committee assignments. Committee procedures. Jurisdictional conflicts. Oversight mandate -- Congressional staff. Postwar waves of staff expansion. Evolution of the congressional staff. Committee and personal staff : what they do. The cost and pay of congressional staff. Congressional staff : ethics and legalities -- How a bill becomes a law -- Political party affiliations in Congress and the Presidency, 1789-2009 -- Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-2007 -- House floor leaders, 1899-2007 -- Senate floor leaders, 1911-2007 -- Recorded votes in the House and Senate, 1947-2007 -- Attempted and successful cloture votes, 1919-2007 -- Congressional information on the internet
Control code
ocn212908772
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
Paperback, 4th ed.
Extent
viii, 248 p.
Isbn
9780872899551
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008008427
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o212908772
  • (OCoLC)212908772
Label
How Congress works
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Party leadership in Congress. Congressional leadership structure. The House speaker. House leadership : a hierarchy of support. Leadership in the Senate : we know no masters? Party support structure in the Senate -- The legislative process. Importance of rules. Developing legislation. House floor action : structured efficiency. Senate floor action : flexibility, informality. Final action : resolving differences -- The committee system. Committees in transition. Evolution of the system : growth and reform. The committee structure. Committee assignments. Committee procedures. Jurisdictional conflicts. Oversight mandate -- Congressional staff. Postwar waves of staff expansion. Evolution of the congressional staff. Committee and personal staff : what they do. The cost and pay of congressional staff. Congressional staff : ethics and legalities -- How a bill becomes a law -- Political party affiliations in Congress and the Presidency, 1789-2009 -- Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-2007 -- House floor leaders, 1899-2007 -- Senate floor leaders, 1911-2007 -- Recorded votes in the House and Senate, 1947-2007 -- Attempted and successful cloture votes, 1919-2007 -- Congressional information on the internet
Control code
ocn212908772
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
Paperback, 4th ed.
Extent
viii, 248 p.
Isbn
9780872899551
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008008427
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o212908772
  • (OCoLC)212908772

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