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Congress A to Z, updated by Charles McCutcheon

Summary
Congress A to Z provides ready-reference insight into the national legislature, its organization, processes, major legislation, and history. No other volume so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. The Seventh Edition of this classic, easy-to-use reference is updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years, including a demographically younger Congress, the urban-rural divide, and climate change
Table Of Contents
Abortion policy -- Adjournment -- Agriculture policy -- Amendments -- Appeal -- Appointment power -- Apportionment -- Appropriation bills -- Architect of the capitol -- Asian Americans in Congress -- Authorization bills -- Bells, Legislative -- Biden, Joe -- Bill -- Black Lives Matter -- Blacks in Congress -- Blue dog Democrats -- Blue slip -- Budget process -- Budget terms -- Calendar Wednesday -- Calendar -- Campaign finance -- Capitol building -- Capitol police -- Carve-out -- Casework -- Caucuses, Party -- Caucuses, Special -- Chaplain -- Characteristics of members of Congress -- Civil Rights and Congress -- Clerk of the House -- Climate change policy -- Cloakrooms -- Closed rule -- Commerce power -- committee of the whole -- Committee system -- Communication director -- Conference committees -- Congress and language -- Congressional budget office -- Congressional districts -- Congressional powers -- Congressional progressive caucus -- Congressional record -- Congressional research service -- Congressional Review Act -- Constitutional amendments -- Constitutional rules and votes -- Contempt of Congress -- Continuing resolution -- Coronavirus -- Courts -- Cybersecurity policy -- Czar -- Dark money -- Deb limit -- Delegates -- Direct election of senators -- Discharge a committee -- Discipline members -- District of Columbia -- Earmarks -- Education policy -- Electing the President -- Elections, Congressional -- Electronic voting -- Emergency powers -- Energy policy -- Entitlements -- Environmental justice policy -- Equal rights amendment -- Ethics -- Executive Branch -- Executive privilege -- Federal register -- Federalist papers, The -- Filibuster -- Financial disclosure -- Floor manager -- Ford, Gerald R. -- Foreign travel -- Former members of Congress -- Franking privilege -- Freedom Caucus, House -- Freedom of Information Act -- Gangs, Legislative -- Gerrymandering -- Government accountability office -- Government Publishing Office -- Green New Deal -- Gun regulation policy -- Harris, Kamala -- Health care policy -- Holds -- Homeland Security -- House Chief Administrative Officer -- House Committees -- House of Representatives -- Immigration policy -- Immunity, Congressional -- Impeachment power -- Impoundment of funds -- Income inequality -- Incumbency -- Independents -- Institutionalist -- Intelligence -- International affairs policy -- Johnson, Lyndon B. -- Joint Committees -- Joint Resolution -- Joint session (Joint meeting) -- Journal -- Jurisdiction -- Kennedys who served in Congress -- Labor policy -- Lame-Duck Amendment -- Lame-Duck Session -- Latinos in Congress -- Laws -- Leadership -- Legislation declared unconstitutional -- Legislation -- Legislative assistant -- Legislative day -- Legislative director -- Legislative process -- Legislative veto -- LGBTQ issues -- LGBTQ members of Congress -- Library of Congress -- Line Item Veto Act -- Lobbying -- Mace, House, Majority and minority leaders -- Marker -- Markup -- Military policy -- Morning hour -- Motions -- Native Americans in Congress -- Native Americans -- Nixon, Richard M. -- Notable and influential house members -- Notable and influential senators -- Oath of office -- Obama, Barack -- Office buildings, Capitol Hill -- Omnibus bills -- Oversight power -- Pages -- Parliamentarian -- Partisanship and polarization -- Patronage -- Pay and perquisites -- Petition -- Point or order -- Political Action Committees (PACs) -- Political parties -- Populism -- President of the Senate -- President Pro Tempore -- Presidential disability and succession -- Presidental impeachments -- Presidents who served in Congress -- Presiding officer -- Press -- Previous question -- Private bill -- Privilege -- Progressive era -- Progressives in Congress -- Proxy voting -- Public approval of Congress -- Purse, Power of -- Qualifications of members -- Quorum -- Ratification -- Readings of bills -- Reapportionment and redistricting -- Recommital motion -- Reconciliation -- Reconsider, Motion to -- Reconstruction era -- Reform, Congressional -- Removal power -- Report language -- Rider -- Rules for House debate -- Scandals -- Seating disputes -- Secretary of the Senate -- Security at the Capitol -- Senate committees -- Senate -- Senatorial courtesy -- Seniority system -- Separation of powers -- Sergeant-at-Arms -- Sine Die -- Social media use -- Socialism -- Space policy -- Speaker of the House -- Special orders -- Staff -- State of the Union -- States -- Sunset Legislation -- Supreme Court -- Suspendsion of the rules -- Table, Motion to -- Tea Party -- Technology policy -- Televising Congress -- Terms and sessions of Congress -- Think tanks -- Transportation and infrastructure policy -- Treaty-making power -- Truman, Harry S. -- Trump, Donald -- Vetoes -- Vice President -- Voters -- Voting in Congress -- Wall Street -- War powers -- Watergate scandal -- Whistleblowers -- Women in Congress -- Women's Suffrage -- Yielding -- Zinger
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
Seventh edition.
Note
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 944 pages), illustrations.
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781071846827

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