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

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The Capitol Net Inc, 2012 - Political Science - 616 pages
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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. - Clear explanation of the legislative process, budget process, and House and Senate business - Flowcharts for legislative and budget processes - Explanation of the electoral college and votes by states - Glossary of legislative terms - Relationship between budget resolutions and appropriation and authorization bills - Amendment tree and amendment procedures - How members are assigned to committees - Agenda for early organization meetings (after election, before adjournment) - Sample legislative documents with explanatory annotations - Bibliographic references throughout.
 

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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
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357
Chapter Nine
427
Committee Chamber Party
451
Viewing and Visiting Congress
477

Chapter
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6
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6 50
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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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