Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process

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CQ Press #ad - Walter oleszek′s definitive work, congressional Pocedures and the Policy Process, examines 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. Not shying away from the complexity of the topic, cases, Oleszek ensures that the machinations of Congress are understandable through an array of interesting examples, and anecdotes that he is particularly well-positioned to witness and experience first-hand.

Updates include an analysis of budget "brinksmanship, " the increased used of "filling the tree" in the senate, and a look at how the oversight approach of Congress triggers legislative-executive clashes. This procedural context governs every aspect of the House and Senate and affects lawmakers as they make voting decisions, expedite or delay legislation, or defeat a bill.

Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process #ad - As a governing body, Congress continually adapts to changes in process and practice.

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Congress and Its Members Sixteenth Edition

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CQ Press #ad - Lee, offers readers current, and eric schickler, comprehensive coverage of Congress and the legislative process by examining the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and as a collection of politicians constantly seeking re-election. Oleszek, Frances E. The sixteenth edition of this best-selling text considers the 2016 elections and discusses the agenda of the new Congress, campaign finance, reapportionment, and partisan polarization, public attitudes about Congress, White House–Capitol Hill relations, party and committee leadership changes, as well as covering changes to budgeting, judicial appointments, rules, lobbying, and procedures.

. Davidson, Walter J. Always balancing great scholarship with currency, exhibits, charts, maps, the best-seller features lively case material along with relevant data, and photos. The gold standard for congress courses for over 30 years Congress and Its Members, Sixteenth Edition, by Roger H.

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Surviving Inside Congress

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Congressional Institute, Inc. #ad - Surviving inside congress, however, arms staff with critical information and insights to help them advance their careers in Washington. The fourth edition, polarization, discusses: who s who how a bill becomes a law the committee system The Federal budget process Communications with constituents and the media Partisanship, with about 70 additional pages of new material, and civility And many other topics essential for a successful career serving Congress Learn how to thrive in Washington with Surviving Inside Congress.

. It also provides members of Congress, government-relations professionals, students and private citizens with new insights into America s legislature. Despite their dedication and natural talents, few experiences can prepare them for life on the Hill. Congressional staff are the unseen, unheard workers that make much of the legislative process possible.

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The PARTISAN DIVIDE: Congress in Crisis

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FastPencil Premiere #ad - Now they have joined forces — along with columnist Richard Cohen — in an effort to save Congress from itself. According to the authors, Congress is incapable of reforming itself without a good kick in the seat from the American public. The partisan divide: congress in Crisis is a smart book that asks the right questions and offers some intriguing solutions.

President bill clintonduring their 40 years in congress, Martin Frost and Tom Davis were the field generals for their respective parties, each serving two terms as chair of the Democratic and Republican House campaign committees. Martin frost and tom davis are uniquely qualified to examine how constant conflict in Washington keeps too many good things from happening.

Frost and davis, along with a wealth of anecdotes and photos, with great insight and skill, dissect the causes of legislative gridlock and offer a common sense, bipartisan plan for making our Congress function again. The preface by pulitzer prize finalist david eisenhower sets the stage for this powerful behind-the-scenes narrative that uncovers the past road to the present political gridlock — and then offers thought-provoking insights and possibilities for the way out.

The PARTISAN DIVIDE: Congress in Crisis #ad - A wide array of republicans, bi-partisan, have come together in broad, Democrats, as well as many of today’s most highly respected news correspondents and analysts, former presidents, and congressional colleagues, consensus support for this book and its message. The partisan divide: congress in crisis is a fascinating "must-read" for the historically and politically curious — as well as every citizen of the United States!"As bipartisan progress becomes ever scarcer in Washington, Frost and Davis have come together to present thought-provoking ideas and insights from four decades of collective experience in Congress.

In their powerful insiders’ account of the road into political gridlock, readers will find both the full extent of the problem and new possibilities for a way out. Nancy pelosi, democratic leader and 60th speaker of the house"this book by two veteran politicians — one a Democrat and one a Republican — shows just how broken our political system is and how difficult it is going to be to get it back on track.

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The House: The History of the House of Representatives

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Harper Perennial #ad - The essential drama of democracy—the struggle between principle and pragmatism—is showcased throughout the book, and through it the history of America's successful experiment with democracy unfurls. In this incomparable single-volume history, distinguished historian Robert V. Throughout america's history, the House has played a central role in shaping the nation's destiny.

. Remini traces the institution from a struggling, nascent body to the venerable powerhouse it has become since America's rise on the world stage.

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The American Senate: An Insider's History

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Oxford University Press #ad - Richard A. The authors also explore the senate's potent investigative power, and show how it began with an inquiry into John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. Baker, historian emeritus of the senate, former chief congressional correspondent for Time magazine, and Neil MacNeil, integrate nearly a century of combined experience on Capitol Hill with deep research and state-of-the-art scholarship.

It took flight with committees on the conduct of the civil war, and World War II; and it gained a high profile with Joseph McCarthy's rampage against communism, Estes Kefauver's organized-crime hearings the first to be broadcast, Reconstruction, and its Watergate investigation. For example, the office of majority leader first acquired real power in 1952--not with Lyndon Johnson, but with Republican Robert Taft.

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Within the book are surprises as well. Winner of the society for history in the Federal Government's George Pendleton Prize for 2013The United States Senate has fallen on hard times. Here, through now-forgotten conflicts with presidents garfield and Cleveland, 1789, disastrous visit to the chamber on August 22, for example, are the Senate's struggles with the presidency--from George Washington's first, to current war powers disputes.

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The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity

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Lanahan Pub Inc #ad - Lanahan Pub Inc. The lanahan readings offers some of the best political writing, past and present. This collection continues to be the most comprehensive in coverage of the American political landscape, and source, topic, the most diverse in authorship, and the least expensive for students.

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Congress Reconsidered

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CQ Press #ad - For almost four decades, Lawrence Dodd and Bruce Oppenheimer have delivered on this goal. Simply put, this volume remains on the cutting edge with key insights into the workings of Congress. Gary jacobson not only analyzes congressional elections in the present day, but looks at changes that have occurred in elections since the 1970s, while Kathryn Pearson examines the growth in number and influence of women members of Congress.

Used book in Good Condition. Lanahan Pub Inc. Since its first edition, congress Reconsidered was designed to make available the best contemporary work from leading congressional scholars in a form that is both challenging and accessible to undergraduates. With their tenth edition, this tradition continues, but with the benefit of contributing authors now able to focus on how various aspects of Congress have changed over time.

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Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do about It

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Sunbury Press, Inc. #ad - Money flows into campaigns at unprecedented rates. Rarely has America been so bitterly divided. All the while, ordinary Americans feel disenfranchised, watching in disgust as our political process has been hijacked by ideological extremists. A former three-term member of Congress, Jason Altmire is uniquely qualified to offer solutions to the polarization that has paralyzed Washington.

Used book in Good Condition. Centrists are nearly extinct in Congress, where compromise has become a dirty word. Cable news programs inflame passions rather than inform viewers. Lanahan Pub Inc. Partisans now view those with differing opinions as the enemy. Town hall meetings, once the staple of representative democracy, have degenerated into choreographed shouting matches.

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A respected political moderate known for working with both sides of the aisle, Altmire during his time in office was recognized as having the most centrist voting record in the entire House of Representatives. Fast-paced and easily-readable, Dead Center moves beyond the tired rhetoric that so often dominates our political discourse.

Altmire draws upon his first-hand experience in the corridors of power to evaluate the root causes of polarization and offer novel solutions to break the gridlock and restore to Washington a spirit of cooperation nonexistent today.

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

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Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - 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. Explaining the emergence of "the derivative presidency, the problems of the budget, the "Reagan effect, the thickening of government, " he attributes this increasingly limited agenda to the problems associated with the end of the welfare state, " and the changing nature of party politics.

. With light's latest judgments and insights, The President's Agenda remains an invaluable text for courses on the American presidency. What has changed is the content of the President's agenda. Used book in Good Condition. The most noticeable development, according to Light, is the shrinking of the agenda and the absence of fresh new ideas.

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Congress and Its Members

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CQ Press #ad - Congress and its members has been the gold standard for Congress courses for thirty years. Lanahan Pub Inc. Davidson, Walter J. Oleszek, Frances E. Lee, and eric Schickler offer comprehensive coverage of the U. S. Congress and the legislative process by examining the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and as a collection of politicians constantly seeking re-election.

The fifteenth edition considers the 2014 midterm elections and discusses the agenda of the new Congress, public attitudes about Congress, reapportionment, campaign finance, and partisan polarization, rules, judicial appointments, party and committee leadership changes, as well as covering changes to budgeting, White House–Capitol Hill relations, lobbying, and procedures.

Congress and Its Members #ad - Always balancing great scholarship with currency, charts, exhibits, maps, Fifteenth Edition features lively case material along with relevant data, Congress and Its Members, and photos. In the fifteenth edition, authors Roger H. Used book in Good Condition.

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