Congress A to Z: A Ready Reference Encyclopedia

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Congressional Quarterly, Incorporated, 1993 - Political Science - 547 pages
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Identifies influencial members of Congress, explains Congressional terms and concepts, and includes information on scandals, the legislative process, appointments, and appropriations

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Contents

Aging Committees House and Senate
5
Appeal
13
Appropriations Committee Senate
20
Banking Finance and Urban Affairs
26
Blaine James G
33
Budget Process
39
Calendar
46
Cannon Clarence
53
Legislative Veto
240
Lodge Henry Cabot
252
McCormack John W
258
Service Records
265
Oath of Office
278
Parliamentarian
284
Patronage
292
PorkBarrel Politics
299

Capitol Hill
61
Chaplain
67
Commerce Science and Transportation
74
Conference Committees
82
Constitutional Amendments
88
Debt Limit
98
District of Columbia and Congress
109
Enacting Clause
118
Ethics Committee Senate Select
129
Executive Privilege
135
Financial Disclosure
142
Ford Gerald R
148
General Accounting Office
159
Hart Philip A
165
House Administration Committee
174
Humphrey Hubert H
183
Impoundment of Funds
191
IranContra Affair
199
Johnson Impeachment Trial
205
Keating Five Scandal
211
LameDuck Amendment
217
Legislation
227
Presiding Officer
306
Public Works and Transportation Committee House
313
Rayburn Sam
319
Recommittal Motion
326
Removal Power
334
Science and Technology Committee House
340
Senate Manual
350
Sherman John
356
Special Orders
362
State of the Union
368
Stevens Thaddeus
374
Subpoena Power
382
War Powers
415
Watergate Scandal
421
Ways and Means Committee House
427
Womens Suffrage
435
Reference Material
441
Party Leadership in Congress 19771993
447
House Floor Leaders 18991993
449
Cases of Expulsion in the House
462
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