How Congress WorksBook - 2008
In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic CQ reference presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the Senate and the House. Highlighted sidebars further detail the impact of congressional action with interesting narrative examples from history, along with charts and tables that provide a complete overview of congressional procedures.
This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the substantial changes on Capitol Hill since the last edition was published a decade ago. How Congress Works helps readers place recent events in the context of the entire picture of how Congress operates.
- Party Leadership in Congress
- The Legislative Process
- The Committee System
- Congressional Staff
This guide to the practicalities of Congressional action explains how the party leadership, the legislative process, and the committee system, among other factors, affect the creation of legislation. Last published in 1998, the fourth edition updates the recent successes and failures of Senate and House leaders, and changes brought about by the Department of Homeland Security and new ethics rules. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)