Congressional Deskbook: The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress, Sixth Edition

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The Capitol Net Inc - Political Science - 593 pages
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The Congressional Deskbook, now in its Sixth Edition, explains the legislative and congressional budget processes along with all aspects of Congress.

An expanded legislative and budget glossary is available online at TCNLG.com

This comprehensive guide to Congress is ideal for anyone who wants to know how Congress really works, including federal executives, attorneys, lobbyists, media and public affairs staff, government affairs, policy and budget analysts, congressional office staff and students.

Complete Table of Contents with links to other material at CongressionalDeskbook.com

 

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Contents

Chapter
21
40
63
Chapter Three
71
3
78
50
105
Allowances and Staff
115
60
116
Chapter Five
169
90
302
Chapter Eight
348
Special Procedures and Considerations
351
70
352
30
357
Chapter Nine
427
Committee Chamber Party
451
Viewing and Visiting Congress
477

Chapter
221
6
223
6 50
241
200
259
Chapter Seven
301
Chapter Twelve
503
Back of the Book
553
Table of Web Sites
563
Principal Index Terms
570
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About the author

Judy Schneider is a specialist on Congress at the Congressional Research Service, a department of the Library of Congress, and an adjunct scholar at The Brookings Institution. She worked previously for Senate and House committees, including the Senate Select Committee to Study the Senate Committee System. Ms. Schneider was selected as a Stennis Fellow for the 108th Congress, and received the Women in Government Relations Distinguished Member Award in 2004. Ms. Schneider is a frequent speaker and lecturer on Congress and legislative procedures. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from The American University.

Michael L. Koempel is a senior specialist in American national government at the Congressional Research Service, a department of the Library of Congress. He worked previously for Congressional Quarterly Inc., and on the staffs of a U.S. representative and a state governor. Mr. Koempel holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from The Catholic University of America, and is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Contributing Author

Chapter 7
Robert Keith, who worked at the Congressional Research Service from 1974-2010, was a specialist in American national government. He specialized in legislative procedure and the federal budget process, focusing particularly on the development and consideration of budget resolutions, reconciliation bills, authorization and appropriations acts, revenue and debt-limit legislation, and proposals to change the budget process. He now consults on the budget process and other issues of federal governance.

The views expressed in this book are those of the individual authors. They do not represent the views of their employers or of TheCapitol.Net.

 

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