Senate Procedure and Practice

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - The minority has and will always have a clear and important voice on issues brought to the Senate floor, and it is this distinction from the majority rule of the House that has enabled the Senate to work as well as it has since our democracy's inception. The senate is a place where political minorities and individual members hold great power, resting on authority drawn from Senate rules and over two hundred years of related precedents and traditions.

Senate Procedure and Practice #ad - It includes the updated modifications of procedures governing Senate debate, amendment rights, and the formation of conferences. The book is filled with fascinating stories and insights that highlight why certain rules are in place, how they are practiced, and the ways in which those practices have changed throughout history as our federal government and the needs of our electorate have evolved.

Now in its fourth edition, senate Procedure and Practice explains why and how the Senate has worked for more than 200 years. Anyone with an interest in the pillars of Senate procedure and practice will find a useful companion in this book.

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Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process

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CQ Press #ad - The eleventh edition of walter oleszek’s definitive work updated with new developments and fresh research, continues to examine how this procedural context governs every aspect of the House and Senate and affects lawmakers as they make voting decisions, expedite legislation, or defeat a bill. As a governing body, Congress continually adapts to changes in process and practice.

? Not shying away from the complexity of the topic, Oleszek and new coauthors Mark Oleszek, Elizabeth Rybicki, and Bill Heniff Jr. Ensure that the machinations of Congress are understandable through an array of interesting examples, topical cases, and anecdotes that they are uniquely positioned to witness and experience firsthand.

Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process #ad - Congressional procedures and the policy Process reveals how the majority and minority parties use procedural devices to achieve their political goals and offers an assessment of the role of conference committees in reconciling bicameral differences.

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Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process Tenth Edition NULL

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CQ Press #ad - Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process Tenth Edition NULL #ad - Author Walter J. Do not shy away from the complexity of the topic, yet they ensure that the operations of Congress are clearly explained. Oleszek and new co-authors Mark Oleszek, Elizabeth Rybicki, and Bill Heniff, Jr. Congressional procedures and the policy process examines the entire arc of the legislative process—from a bill’s introduction, to its signature into law, to congressional review of the law’s administrative implementation—and the many procedural pitfalls that exist along the way.

. Through an array of interesting examples, case studies, and the authors’ personal anecdotes, this definitive work delivers timely explanation and analysis of the nation’s premier lawmaking institution.

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Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget

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Currency #ad - The pulitzer-prize-winning reporter, columnist, and bestselling author of In Fed We Trust, dissects the federal budget in this New York Times bestseller. In a sweeping narrative about the people and the politics behind the budget--a topic that is fiercely debated today in the halls of Congress and the media, and yet is often misunderstood by the American public--Wessel looks at the 2011 fiscal year which ended September 30 to see where all the money was actually spent, and why the budget process has grown wildly out of control.

Through the eyes of key people, white house director of the office of management and Budget; Douglas Elmendorf, including Jacob Lew, director of the Congressional Budget Office; Blackstone founder and former Commerce Secretary Pete Peterson; and more, Wessel gives readers an inside look at the making of our unsustainable budget.

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The Laws that Shaped America

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Routledge #ad - For better and sometimes for worse, wants, Congress is a reflection of the aspirations, and priorities of the American people. Which pieces of legislation were the most significant for the development of the nation? Which have had an immediate or lasting impact on our society? Which laws so affected us that we could not imagine how our lives would be without them? Dennis W.

During each two-year session of congress, thousands of pieces of legislation are proposed, many hundreds are given serious consideration, but far fewer are eventually enacted into law. Johnson vividly portrays the story of fifteen major laws enacted over the course of two centuries of American democracy.

The Laws that Shaped America #ad - For each law, the compromises and principled stands, the competition between lawmakers and the administration, he examines the forces and circumstances that led to its enactment--the power struggles between rival interests, and the impact of the legislation and its place in American history. Routledge.

It reflects the kaleidoscope of special interests and unselfish service to others, of favors sought and sacrifices made. Most enactments have limited impact, affect few, and are quietly forgotten in the flow of legislative activity. These are the laws that have shaped America, and they are the subject of this book.

However, a small number of laws have risen to the level of historical consequence.

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Constitutional Conflicts between Congress and the President

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University Press of Kansas #ad - Over three decades after its initial publication, Louis Fisher's durable classic remains at the head of its class—a book that Congressional Quarterly called "as close to being indispensable as anything published in this field. This newly revised sixth edition emphatically reinforces that sterling reputation.

Fisher dissects the crucial constitutional disputes between the executive and legislative branches of government from the Constitutional Convention through President Clinton's impeachment battles to the recent controversies over President Bush's conduct as commander in chief. The new edition covers for the first time:* obama's military decisions in afghanistan and iraq* military operations against libya in 2011 * threatened attacks on Syria in 2013* Efforts to close Guantánamo* Obama's recess appointments during a pro forma session* "Fast and Furious" scandal: Holder's contempt and Obama's executive privilege* The growth of presidential "czars"* Executive branch secrecy and lack of accountability* State Secrets Privilege after 9/11* Distinguishing between "implied" powers constitutional and "inherent" powers not constitutional* Pocket vetoes and the growth of "hybrid vetoes"* New developments in the President's removal power Routledge.

Constitutional Conflicts between Congress and the President #ad - For practitioners, and students of American government, general readers, it demonstrates how constitutional issues shape and define current events. He ventures beyond traditional discussions of Supreme Court decisions to examine the day-to-day working relationships between the president and Congress. By analyzing a mixture of judicial pronouncements, and legislative debates, legislative and executive vetoes, Fisher pinpoints the critical areas of legislative-executive tension: appointment powers, executive acts, the budgetary process, investigatory powers, and war powers.

. He then examines these areas of tension within a concrete political and historical context.

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The Art of Lobbying: Building Trust and Selling Policy

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CQ Press #ad - Little attention is given to how most lobbyists simply do their job or become effective at what they do. If they do, they'll succeed in advancing their policy objectives within the give-and-take process of the American legislative system. Routledge. Whether it's helping staff draft legislative language, or just being a good listener, providing members with quality policy and political information, lobbyists must build and maintain relationships.

Often the whipping boys of politicians and pundits, lobbyists are the recipients of lampooning stump portrayals and sensationalized news coverage. Used book in Good Condition. A former longtime lobbyist himself, along with their staffers, Levine has interviewed more than 40 current or former members of Congress, to give a thorough review of the relevant academic literature and offer a behind-the-scenes perspective on what constitutes the art of lobbying.

The Art of Lobbying: Building Trust and Selling Policy #ad - The art of lobbying examines strategies and techniques from the perspective of those who are lobbied - the people who know what resonates and what falls upon deaf ears in congressional offices.

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The President's Agenda: Domestic Policy Choice from Kennedy to Clinton

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The Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In this third edition of the president's agenda, Paul Light brings his acclaimed study up to date by weighing the successes and failures of the Bush and Clinton presidencies in setting a legislative agenda of domestic issues for Congress. An important and well-thought-out analysis of presidential domestic politics, examining many variables in a president's term.

. With light's latest judgments and insights, The President's Agenda remains an invaluable text for courses on the American presidency. A vital addition to the libraries of those interested in our most idiosyncratic political institution. Perspectives on Political Science Routledge. Even under similar political conditions, both Bush and Clinton had fewer proposals than their predecessors, and both tended to favor modifications of the status quo over bold breaks with the past.

The President's Agenda: Domestic Policy Choice from Kennedy to Clinton #ad - What has changed is the content of the President's agenda. Explaining the emergence of "the derivative presidency, " he attributes this increasingly limited agenda to the problems associated with the end of the welfare state, the "Reagan effect, the thickening of government, the problems of the budget, " and the changing nature of party politics.

The most noticeable development, according to Light, is the shrinking of the agenda and the absence of fresh new ideas.

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The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process

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Brookings Institution Press #ad - This edition updates and expands his assessment of the long-term budgetary outlook, and it concludes with a look at how the nation's deficit will affect America now and in the future. Domenici, U. S. In his detailed analysis of the politics and practices surrounding the federal budget, Schick addresses issues such as the collapse of the congressional budgetary process and the threat posed by the termination of discretionary spending caps.

Senate Routledge. A clear explanation of the federal budget. The federal budget impacts american policies both at home and abroad, and recent concern over the exploding budgetary deficit has experts calling our nation's policies "unsustainable" and "system-dooming. As the deficit continues to grow, will america be fully able to fund its priorities, such as an effective military and looking after its aging population? In this third edition of his classic book The Federal Budget, Allen Schick examines how surpluses projected during the final years of the Clinton presidency turned into oversized deficits under George W.

The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process #ad - Bush. Allen schick has captured the politics of federal budgeting from the original lofty goals to the stark realities of today. Pete V. Used book in Good Condition.

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Between The Branches: The White House Office of Legislative Affairs Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional Studies

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University of Pittsburgh Press #ad - Routledge. Because of the power-fearing drafters of the U. S. In between the branches, kenneth collier traces the evolution of White House influence in Congress over nine adminstrations, a book of unprecedented depth, from Eisenhower to Clinton. Constitution, the president’s tools for influencing Congress are quite limited.

Between The Branches: The White House Office of Legislative Affairs Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional Studies #ad - . It will enlighten students of the presidency, Congress, and all those interested in American politics. Brookings Institution Press. Presidents have had to look beyond the formal powers of the office to push a legislative agenda. Used book in Good Condition.

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Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Routledge. Contributors include Gary Andres, Ross K. Thurber, and James A. Thurber. Used book in Good Condition. Jones, Douglas L. Brookings Institution Press. Intended for students, and the general public, scholars, with particular attention to developments under recent presidents, public officials, Rivals for Power offers an accessible and engaging analysis of executive and legislative rivalry across a span of eras, including Trump and Obama.

Kriner, john Anthony Maltese, James P. Underscoring the book’s theme that the executive and legislature regularly compete and clash—even when controlled by the same party—already tensions are emerging between President Trump and the Republican congressional majority around the Affordable Care Act, trade agreements, infrastructure spending, relations with Russia, and immigration and refugee policy.

Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations #ad - Now in its sixth edition, rivals for power: Presidential-Congressional Relations brings together the knowledge of leading scholars and scholar-practitioners alike to explain the complex political dynamic between the president and Congress in new chapters. Contributors analyze the structural, and behavioral factors that shape this relationship, political, while showing how and why rivalry has tended to intensify when different parties control the two branches.

Pfiffner, jordan Tama, Claudia H. Despite the fact that republicans control two of the three branches of government following the election of Donald Trump, the relationship between the president and Capitol Hill continues to be strained. Baker, sarah binder, Patrick Griffin, David R.

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