Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process, 7th Edition

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CQ Press, Mar 26, 2007 - Political Science - 328 pages
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The definitive work on how congressional rules, procedures, and traditions affect the course and content of legislation, this seventh edition reflects both thorough updating and further refinement. In the House and the Senate, and from committee room to the floor, the fundamentals of lawmaking are made clear in Walter Oleszek's straight talking, informative book on Congress. With dozens of lively illustrations, charts, and extracts from real documents, Oleszek spotlights both "regular order" and unconventional procedures while explaining the role of congressional leadership, the use of strategic tactics, and complicated parliamentary processes. Readers will appreciate Oleszek's insight on the ever-sophisticated use of procedures -- such as "filling the tree" -- to achieve party and policy objectives in a time of sharper partisanship.

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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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Contents

Congress and Lawmaking
1
The Congressional Budget Process
40
Preliminary Legislative Action
78
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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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