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Congress A to Z.

Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc.
Publisher: Washington, DC : CQ Press, ©2008.
Series: CQ's American government A to Z series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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Arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides insight into the key questions readers have about the U.S. Congress. Congress A to Z helps make sense of the narrow power division between Republicans and Democrats, the methods members use to advance their agendas, the influence of lobby groups, the key role of committees and strong-willed leaders, and much more.
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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch
Dictionaries
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Congressional Quarterly, inc.
ISBN: 9780872895584 0872895580
OCLC Number: 213408577
Notes: "CQ Press, a Division of Congressional Quarterly Inc."
Description: xxxiv, 704 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of tables and figures --
About the book --
Preface --
Historic milestones --
Adams, John --
Adams, John Quincy --
Adjournment --
Advice and consent --
Aging Committee, Senate --
Agriculture Committee, Senate --
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, Senate --
Albert, Carl B. --
Aldrich, Nelson W. --
Allison, William B. --
Amendments --
Anthrax attack --
Appeal --
Appointment power --
Apportionment --
Appropriations bills --
Appropriations Committee, House --
Appropriations Committee, Senate --
Architect of the Capitol --
Armed Services Committee, House --
Armed Services Committee, Senate --
Authorization bills --
Backdoor spending --
Baker, Howard H., Jr. --
Baker v. Carr --
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Senate --
Barkley, Alben W. --
Bells, legislative --
Benton, Thomas Hart --
Beveridge, Albert J. --
Bill --
Blacks in Congress --
Blaine, James G. --
Blue Dog Democrats --
Bolling, Richard --
Borah, William E. --
Buckley v. Valeo --
Budget Act --
Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 --
Budget Committee, House --
Budget Committee, Senate --
Budget process --
Budget terms --
Byrd, Robert C. Calendar --
Calendar Wednesday --
Calhoun, John C. --
Campaign financing --
Cannon, Clarence --
Cannon, Joseph G. --
Capitol Building --
Capitol Hill --
Capitol Visitor Center --
Caucuses, Party --
Chaplain --
Cheney, Richard B. --
Christmas Tree Bill --
Clark, James, B. "Champ" --
Clay, Henry --
Clerk of the House --
Clinton, Hillary Rodham --
Clinton Impeachment Trial --
Cloakrooms --
Closed rule --
Commerce power --
Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Senate --
Committee of the whole --
Committee system --
Computers in Congress --
Conference committees --
Congress --
Congress : structure and powers --
Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 --
Congressional Budget Office --
Congressional Directory --
Congressional districts --
Congressional Record --
Conkling, Roscoe --
Connally, Tom --
Conservative Coalition --
Constitutional Amendments --
Constitutional rules and votes --
Contempt of Congress --
Continuing resolution --
Courts and Congress --
C-SPAN. Daschle, Tom --
Debt limit --
DeLay, Tom --
Delegates --
Direct election of senators --
Dirksen, Everett McKinley --
Discharge a committee --
Disciplining members --
District of Columbia and Congress --
Dole, Robert --
Douglas, Stephen A. --
Earmarks --
Economic Committee, Joint --
Education and Labor Committee, House --
Electing the President --
Elections, Congressional --
Electronic voting --
Ellsworth, Oliver --
Enacting Clause --
Energy and Commerce Committee, House --
Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senate --
Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee, House Select --
Engrossed bill --
Enrolled bill --
Entitlements --
Environment and Public Works Committee, Senate --
Equality of the Houses --
Ervin, Sam, J., Jr. --
Ethics --
Ethics Committee, Senate Select --
Executive branch and Congress --
Executive session --
Expulsion --
Extensions of remarks. Federalist papers, The --
Federal Register --
Filibuster --
Finance Committee, Senate --
Financial disclosure --
Financial Services Committee, House --
Fiscal year --
Floor manager --
Foley, Thomas S. --
Ford, Gerald R. --
Foreign Affairs Committee, House --
Foreign Relations Committee, Senate --
Foreign travel --
Former members of Congress --
Franking privilege --
Frist, Bill --
Fulbright, J. William --
Gag rule --
Gephardt, Richard A. --
Gerrymandering --
Gingrich, Newt --
Gore, Al --
Government Accountability Office --
Government Printing Office --
Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act --
Great Society --
Hart, Philip A. --
Hastert, J. Dennis --
Hayden, Carl --
Hayne, Robert Y. --
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Senate --
Hispanics in Congress --
Holds --
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senate --
Homeland Security Committee, House --
House Administration Committee --
House Chief Administrative Officer --
House manual --
House of Representatives --
Humphrey, Hubert H. Immunity, Congressional --
Impeachment power --
Impoundment of funds --
Incumbency --
Indian Affairs Committee, Senate --
Intelligence Committees, House and Senate Select --
Investigations --
Iran-contra Affair --
Jefferson's Manual --
Johnson, Hiram --
Johnson, Lyndon B. --
Johnson Impeachment Trial --
Joint Committee --
Joint resolution --
Joint session : joint meeting --
Journal --
Judiciary Committee, House --
Judiciary Committee, Senate --
Jurisdiction --
Kefauver, Estes --
Kennedy, Edward M. --
Kennedy, John F. --
La Follette, Robert M., Sr. --
Lame-Duck Amendment --
Lame-Duck Session --
Laws --
Leadership --
Legislation --
Legislation declared unconstitutional --
Legislative Day --
Legislative process --
Legislative veto --
Library Committee, Joint --
Library of Congress --
Line Item Veto Act --
Lobbying --
Lodge, Henry Cabot --
Logrolling --
Long, Huey P. --
Long, Russell B. --
Longworth, Nicholas --
Lott, Trent. McCarthy, Joseph R. --
McCormack, John W. --
Mace, House --
Madison, James --
Majority and minority leaders --
Mansfield, Mike --
Martin, Joseph W., Jr. --
Members of Congress : characteristics --
Mills, Wilbur D. --
Mitchell, George J. --
Morning hour --
Motions --
Must-Pass Bill --
Natural Resources Committee, House --
New Deal --
Nixon, Richard --
Nixon impeachment effort --
Norris, George W. --
Oath of Office --
Office buildings, Capitol Hill --
Omnibus bills --
O'Neill, Thomas P., Jr. --
Oversight and Government Reform Committee, House --
Oversight power --
Pages --
Parliamentarian --
Patronage --
Pay and perquisites --
Pay-as-You-Go (PAYGO) --
Pelosi, Nancy --
Permanent appropriation, Authorization --
Petition --
Point of Order --
Political Action Committees (PACs) --
Political parties --
Pork-barrel politics --
Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. --
Presidential disability and succession --
President of the Senate --
President pro tempore --
Presidents who served in Congress --
Press and Congress --
Previous question --
Printing Committee, Joint --
Private bill --
Privilege --
Progressive era --
Proxy voting --
Purse, Power of. Qualification of members --
Quorum --
Randolf, John --
Rankin, Jeannette --
Ratification --
Rayburn, Sam --
Readings of bills --
Reapportionment and redistricting --
Recommittal motion --
Reconsider, Motion to --
Reconstruction era --
Reed, Thomas Brackett --
Reform, Congressional --
Reid, Harry --
Removal power --
Rider --
Rule for House debate --
Rules and Administration Committee, Senate --
Rules Committee, House --
Russell, Richard B. --
Scandals, Congressional --
Science and Technology Committee, House --
Seating disputes --
Secretary of the Senate --
Security : Capitol Building --
Senate --
Senate manual --
Senatorial courtesy --
Seniority system --
Separation of powers --
Sergeant-at-Arms --
Sherman, John --
Small Business Committees, House and Senate --
Smith, Howard W. Smith, Margaret Chase --
Speaker of the House --
Special orders --
Staff --
Standards of Official Conduct Committee, House --
State of the Union --
States and Congress --
Stennis, John C. --
Stevens, Thaddeus --
Subpoena power --
Substitute --
Sumner, Charles --
Sunset legislation --
Supreme Court --
Suspension of the rules --
Table, Motion to --
Taft, Robert A. --
Taxation Committee, Joint --
Teapot Dome --
Televising Congress --
Terms and sessions of Congress --
Thurmond, Strom --
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, House --
Treaty-making power --
Truman, Harry S. --
Unanimous consent --
Unanimous consent agreement --
Underwood, Oscar W. --
Vandenberg, Arthur H. --
Veterans' Affairs Committees, House and Senate --
Vetoes --
Vice President --
Voters and Congress --
Voting in Congress --
War powers --
Watergate scandal --
Ways and Means Committee, House --
Webster, Daniel --
Women in Congress --
Women's suffrage --
Wright, Jim --
Yielding --
Youth franchise --
Zone or regional whips. Reference material --
The government of the United States --
U.S. House of Representatives --
U.S. Senate --
U.S. presidents and vice presidents --
Sessions of the U.S. Congress, 1789-2007 --
Political party affiliations in Congress and the presidency, 1789-2007 --
Party leadership in Congress, 1977-2007 --
Congressional committee chairs since 1947 --
Extraordinary sessions of Congress since 1797 --
How a bill becomes a law --
Writing to a member of Congress --
Map of Capitol Hill --
Capital attractions --
Congressional information on the Internet --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: CQ's American government A to Z series.
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