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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Johnson, Charles W., III.
How our laws are made.
Washington : U.S.G.P.O. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., 2003
|Material Type:||Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Computer File, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles W Johnson, III.; Robert Ney; United States. Congress. House.
|ISBN:||0160514223 9780160514227 0756739225 9780756739225|
|Notes:||At head of title: 108th Congress, 1st session. House of Representatives.
"June 20, 2003. Ordered to be printed."
Shipping list no.: 2004-0049-P.
|Description:||viii, 59 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Introduction --
2. The Congress --
3. Sources of legislation --
4. Forms of congressional action --
5. Introduction and referral to committee --
6. Consideration by committee --
7. Reported bills --
8. Legislative oversight by standing committees --
9. Calendars --
10. Obtaining consideration of measures --
11. Consideration and debate --
12. Congressional budget process --
13. Engrossment and message to senate --
14. Senate action --
15. Final action on amended bill --
16. Bill originating in senate --
17. Enrollment --
18. Presidential action --
|Series Title:||House document (United States. Congress. House), 108-93.|
|Responsibility:||presented by Mr. Ney.|
Table of Contents:
Foreword I. Introduction II. The Congress III. Sources of Legislation IV. Forms of Congressional Action * Bills * Joint Resolutions * Concurrent Resolutions * Simple Resolutions V. Introduction and Referral to Committee VI. Consideration by Committee * Committee Meetings * Public Hearings * Markup * Final Committee Action * Points of Order with Respect to Committee Hearing Procedure VII. Reported Bills * Contents of Reports * Filing of Reports * Availability of Reports and Hearings VIII. Legislative Oversight by Standing Committees IX. Calendars * Union Calendar * House Calendar * Private Calendar * Corrections Calendar * Calendar of Motions to Discharge Committees X. Obtaining Consideration of Measures * Unanimous Consent * Special Resolutions or "Rule" * Consideration of Measures Made in Order by Rule Reported from the Committee on Rules * Motion to Discharge Committee * Motion to Suspend the Rules * Calendar Wednesday * District of Columbia Business * Questions of Privilege * Privileged Matters XI. Consideration and Debate * Committee of the Whole House * Second Reading * Amendments and Germaneness Rule * The Committee "Rises" * House Action * Motion to Recommit * Quorum Calls and Rollcalls * Voting * Electronic Voting * Pairing of Members * System of Lights and Bells * Recess Authority * Live Coverage of Floor Proceedings XII. Congressional Budget Process XIII. Engrossment and Message to Senate XIV. Senate Action * Committee Consideration * Chamber Procedure XV. Final Action on Amended Bill * Request for a Conference * Authority of Conferees * Meetings and Action of Conferees * Conference Reports * Custody of Papers XVI. Bill Originating in Senate XVII. Enrollment XVIII. Presidential Action * Veto Message * Line Item Veto XIX. Publication * Slip Laws * Statutes-at-Large * United States Code Appendix * Select List of Government Publications * Earlier Printings