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Persuading Congress : a practical guide to parlaying an understanding of congressional folkways and dynamics into successful advocacy on Capitol Hill ; how to spend less and get more from Congress ; candid advice for executives

Author: Joseph Gibson
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : TheCapitol.Net, ©2010.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Gibson
ISBN: 158733173X 9781587331732 9781587331640 1587331640
OCLC Number: 609415244
Description: xi, 141 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1: What You Don't Know about Congress Can Hurt Your Organization --
Ch. 2: How to Use This Book --
Part I: How Congress Works --
A. Internal Dynamics of Congress --
Ch. 3: Members of Congress --
Ch. 4: Party Leaders --
Ch. 5: Committees, Chairs, and Ranking Members --
Ch. 6: Staff --
Ch. 7: The Rules --
B. External Influences on Congress --
Ch. 8: The President --
Ch. 9: The Departments and Agencies --
Ch. 10: The Courts --
Ch. 11: The News Media --
Ch. 12: Interest Groups and Lobbyists --
Ch. 13: The Public and Public Opinion --
Ch. 14: Elections --
Part II: How You Can Influence Congress --
A. Facts of Life --
Ch. 15: Self-Interest --
Ch. 16: Ego --
Ch. 17: Ideology --
Ch. 18: Credit --
Ch. 19: Inertia --
Ch. 20: Size of Majority --
B. Personal Tools --
Ch. 21: Constituency --
Ch. 22: Reputation --
C. Intellectual Tools --
Ch. 23: Goals --
Ch. 24: Timing --
Ch. 25: Positioning --
Ch. 26: Quality of Ideas --
Ch. 27: Facts and Arguments --
D. Environmental Tools --
Ch. 28: Signals --
Ch. 29: Allies --
Ch. 30: The Champion --
E. Practical Tools --
Ch. 31: Money --
Ch. 32: Grassroots. Ch. 33 Grasstops --
Ch. 34 The Internet --
F. Opportunities --
Ch. 35 The Meeting --
Ch. 36 The Hearing --
Ch. 37 The Markup --
Ch. 38 Floor Consideration --
Ch. 39 The Conference --
Ch. 40 Crisis --
G. Long-Term Considerations --
Ch. 41 Patience --
Ch. 42 Intensity --
Ch. 43 Courage --
Ch. 44 Understanding --
Appendices A. The Constitutional Basics --
B. Tips on Hiring a Lobbyist --
C. The Roles of Party Leaders --
D. How a Hearing Works --
E. How a Markup Works.
Other Titles: Practical guide to parlaying an understanding of congressional folkways and dynamics into successful advocacy on Capitol Hill
How to spend less and get more from Congress
Responsibility: by Joseph Gibson.

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