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Inside Congress : A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate Floors (Paperback) (Trevor

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Required reading for anyone who wants to understand how to work within Congress.

The House and Senate have unique rules and procedures to determine how legislation moves from a policy idea to law. Evolved over the last 200 years, the rules of both chambers are designed to act as the engine for that process. Each legislative body has its own leadership positions to oversee this legislative process.

To the novice, whether a newly elected representative, a lawmaker’s staff on her first day at work, or a constituent visiting Washington, the entire process can seem incomprehensible. What is an open rule for a House Appropriations bill and how does it affect consideration? Why are unanimous consent agreements needed in the Senate?

The authors of Inside Congress, all congressional veterans, have written the definitive guide to how Congress really works. It is the accessible and necessary resource to understanding and interpreting procedural tools, arcane precedents, and the role of party politics in the making of legislation in Congress.

Number of Pages: 110
Genre: Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr
Author: Trevor Corning & Reema Dodin & Kyle Nevins
Language: English
Street Date: July 25, 2017
TCIN: 52149294
UPC: 9780815727323
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-0759
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