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Inside Congress, a guide for navigating the politics of the House and Senate floors, Trevor Corning, Reema Dodin, Kyle Nevins

Label
Inside Congress, a guide for navigating the politics of the House and Senate floors, Trevor Corning, Reema Dodin, Kyle Nevins
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Inside Congress
Oclc number
965781413
Responsibility statement
Trevor Corning, Reema Dodin, Kyle Nevins
Sub title
a guide for navigating the politics of the House and Senate floors
Summary
Required reading for anyone who wants to understand how to work within Congress. The House and Senate have unique rules and procedures to determine how legislation moves from a policy idea to law. Evolved over the last 200 years, the rules of both chambers are designed to act as the engine for that process. Each legislative body has its own leadership positions to oversee this legislative process. To the novice, whether a newly elected representative, a lawmaker's staff on her first day at work, or a constituent visiting Washington, the entire process can seem incomprehensible. What is an open rule for a House Appropriations bill and how does it affect consideration? Why are unanimous consent agreements needed in the Senate? The authors of Inside Congress, all congressional veterans, have written the definitive guide to how Congress really works. It is the accessible and necessary resource to understanding and interpreting procedural tools, arcane precedents, and the role of party politics in the making of legislation in Congress
Table Of Contents
Introduction and overview : two chambers, two ways -- The House of Representatives : where the majority party rules -- The Senate : where debate and deals rule -- Conclusion
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