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Guide to Congress.

Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Focusing on Congress, the United States' supreme law-making body, this reference covers such issues as how media reporting has affected the ability of Congress to function; and how the GOP leadership  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guide to Congress.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2000
(OCoLC)700770830
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Congressional Quarterly, inc.
ISBN: 1568024770 9781568024776 1568024762 9781568024769 1568024363 9781568024363
OCLC Number: 42692191
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Congressional Quarterly's guide to Congress. 4th ed. c1991.
Description: 2 v. (xiv, 1354, 45 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: v. 1. pt. 1. Origins and development of Congress: ch. 1. Constitutional beginnings --
ch. 2. History of the House --
ch. 3. History of the Senate --
pt. 2. Powers of Congress: ch. 4. Power of the purse --
ch. 5. Foreign policy powers --
ch. 6. Congressional investigations --
ch. 7. Senate's confirmation power --
ch. 8. Regulation of commerce --
ch. 9. Impeachment power --
ch. 10. Constitutional amendments --
ch. 11. Power to select the President --
ch. 12. Seat of government --
ch. 13. Miscellaneous powers --
pt. 3. Congressional procedures: --
ch. 14. Party leadership in Congress --
ch. 15. Legislative process --
ch. 16. Committee system --
ch. 17. Congressional staff --
pt. 4. Pressures on Congress: ch. 18. Constituency pressures --
ch. 19. Media --
ch. 20. Internal pressures --
ch. 21. President --
ch. 22. Supreme Court --
ch. 23. Lobbying --
v. 2. pt. 5. Housing and support: ch. 24. Capitol and office buildings --
ch. 25. Library of Congress --
ch. 26. Supporting organizations --
pt. 6. Pay and perquisites: ch. 27. Pay and honoraria --
ch. 28. Allowances and other benefits--
pt. 7. Congress and the Electorate: ch. 29. Who elects Congress --
ch. 30. Political parties and elections --
ch. 31. Who gets elected --
ch. 32. Campaign financing --
ch. 33. Reapportionment and redistricting --
pt. 8. Qualifications and conduct: ch. 34. Seating and disciplining --
ch. 35. Ethics and criminal prosecutions --
Appendix A: Constitution of the United States --
Acts of Congress held unconstitutional --
Rules of the House of Representatives, 106th Congress --
Standing rules of the Senate, 106th Congress --
Glossary of Congressional terms --
How a bill becomes a law --
Political party affiliations in Congress and the Presidency, 1789-1999 --
Election results, Congress and the Presidency --
Speakers of the House of Representatives --
House Floor leaders, 1899-1999 --
Senate Floor leaders, 1911-1999 --
Congressional Committee Chairs since 1947 --
Members of Congress who became President --
Women members of Congress, 1917-1999 --
Black members of Congress, 1870-1999 --
Hispanic members of Congress, 1877-1999 --
Recorded votes in the House and Senate, 1947-1998 --
Attempted and successful cloture votes, 1919-1998 --
House Discharge Petitions since 1931 --
Sessions of the U.S. Congress, 1789-1999 --
Lame Duck sessions since 1945 --
Longest sessions of Congress --
Joint sessions, joint meetings, and inaugurations, 1789-1999 --
Special sessions of the Senate, 1789-1933 --
Extraordinary sessions of Congress since 1797 --
Congressional information on the Internet --
Capitol floor plan --
Map of Capitol Hill --
Appendix B: Members of Congress, 1789-1999. Congressional statistics --
Congressional rules --
Glossary of Congressional terms --
Judicial review --
Lobbying.
Other Titles: Congressional Quarterly's guide to Congress
Congressional Quarterly's guide to Congress.

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