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Congress for dummies

Author: David Silverberg
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2002.
Series: --For dummies.
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Congress For Dummies helps you sort out what Congress does on a daily basis and what it all means to you, the citizen. It shows you how to get organized, make your voice heard, and influence legislation that might affect you. Full of helpful resources such as contact information for House and Senate offices, and smart, straightforward explanations of the legislative process, this book is everything you need to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Silverberg, David, 1953-
Congress for dummies.
New York : Wiley, ©2002
(DLC) 2002110307
(OCoLC)50402495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Silverberg
ISBN: 9781118053812 1118053818
OCLC Number: 759515811
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 354 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part I: Considering the two chambers --
Chapter 1. Welcome to Congress --
Chapter 2. Running your house: the House of Representatives --
Chapter 3. Scoping out the Senate --
Part II: Looking at the Legislative process. --
Chapter 4. Introducing a bill --
Chapter 5. Meeting the players, setting the schedule --
Chapter 6. Reaching the floor and beyond --
Part III: Following the money --
Chapter 7: Raising revenues --
Chapter 8: Budgeting, authorizing, and appropriating government money --
Chapter 9. Putting your political contributions to work --
Part IV: Lobbying from all angles --
Chapter 10: Looking at lobbying --
Chapter 11. Explaining your cause --
Chapter 12. Getting down to the nitty-gritty: lobbying members of Congress --
Chapter 13. Getting the job done: Congressional Staff --
Chapter 14. Making the most of the media --
Chapter 15. Working with various media --
Part V: Putting the practical side to use --
Chapter 16. Making use of Congressional services --
Chapter 17. Visiting Congress --
Part VI: The part of tens --
Chapter 18. Ten tips for conducting a lobbying campaign --
Chapter 19. The ten commandments for dealing with Congressional Staff --
Chapter 20. Ten tips for dealing with Journalists --
Chapter 21. Not even ten suggestions for Improving Congress.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by David Silverberg ; forewords by Dennis Hastert and Tom Daschle.
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This fun, friendly guide takes the mystery out of getting something done in Congress, introducing you to the players and explaining the processes - everything from legislation and lobbying to  Read more...

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