Unorthodox lawmaking: new legislative processes in the U.S. Congress

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CQ Press, 1997 - Law - 257 pages
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Gone are the days when all bills followed a standard route through the legislative process to the president's desk. Today's bills can be dismantled and routed through numerous committees, or hot-button legislation might bypass the committee stage altogether. This enlightening new book takes a detailed look at the legislative process as it really is today, including the various detours or shortcuts a major bill of the mid-1990s is likely to encounter.The contemporary legislative process is illustrated with real-life examples through a series of case studies on national service legislation, regulatory overhaul, the omnibus drug bill, Clinton's economic program, and the Republican budget process. Anyone interested in how Congress really works will find this book a valuable resource.

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User Review  - skrishna - LibraryThing

This book is a great source of information on the legislative process in Congress today. It is a bit technical and has a lot of examples (that you can skim over), but it is very informative. If you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steven Peterson - Goodreads

An important work. Over time, the Congress of the United States has developed new approaches to structuring the legislative process. There are many barriers to getting things done, and the American ... Read full review

Contents

The Legislative Process
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chapter four
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chapter five
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Copyright

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