Congressional procedures and the policy process

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CQ Press, 2001 - Political Science - 348 pages
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In this accessible and popular book, veteran Hill observer Walter J. Oleszek explains how the contemporary Congress makes laws and how its rules and procedures shape domestic and foreign policy. A wealth of real-life examples brings the book to life and help readers make sense of the complicated business of lawmaking.Among the topics that receive new or expanded coverage in this thoroughly revised edition are: the shift from the politics of deficit to the politics of surplus; innovations in Senate floor procedures and the use of new rules in the House; new developments in the ways that chambers resolve their differences; and new trends in legislative oversight.

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Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process is a well arranged step by step look at the procedures of both houses of Congress. I used this book in my college study on the American Congress and ... Read full review

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Considering how impossible politics can be, the book does a great job walking through policy and procedure. Read full review

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Contents

Tables Figures and Boxes
21
The Congressional Budget Process
41
Preliminary Legislative Action
75
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Oleszek is Senior Specialist in American national government at the Congressional Research Service. He is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at American University and lectures frequently on political affairs in the U.S. and abroad.

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