Congressional Deskbook: The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress Sixth Edition

Congressional Deskbook: The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress Sixth Edition

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Overview

This comprehensive guide to Congress is ideal for anyone who wants to know how Congress really works, including federal executives, attorneys, lobbyists, media and public affairs staff, government affairs, policy and budget analysts, congressional office staff and students. 

  • Clear explanation of the legislative process, budget process, and House and Senate business

  • Flowcharts for legislative and budget processes

  • Explanation of the electoral college and votes by states

  • Glossary of legislative terms

  • Relationship between budget resolutions and appropriation and authorization bills

  • Amendment tree and amendment procedures

  • How members are assigned to committees

  • Agenda for early organization meetings (after election, before adjournment)

  • Sample legislative documents with explanatory annotations

  • Bibliographic references throughout

Complete Table of Contents with links to other material at CongressionalDeskbook.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587332395
Publisher: TheCapitol.Net. Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 593
Sales rank: 995,398
File size: 10 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. Being a Member of Congress
Chapter 2. Pressures on Congress: Campaigns and Elections
Chapter 3. Pressures on Congress: Lobbying and Congressional Ethics
Chapter 4. Supporting Congress: Allowances and Staff
Chapter 5. Organizing Congress: Members, Leaders, and Committees
Chapter 6. Legislating in Congress: Legislative Process
Chapter 7. Legislating in Congress: Federal Budget Process
Chapter 8. Legislating in Congress: Special Procedures and Considerations
Chapter 9. Congressional Documents: Overview, Legislation, and Laws
Chapter 10. Congressional Documents: Committee, Chamber, Party, and Administrative Publications
Chapter 11. Legislative Research: Viewing and Visiting Congress
Chapter 12. Putting It All Together: A Working Example

Back of the Book
Glossary *
Table of Web Sites
Principal Index Terms
Index

Complete Table of Contents with links to other material at CongressionalDeskbook.com

 

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