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Senate procedure and practice

Author: Martin Gold
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This practical, real-world explanation focuses on the three pillars of legislative procedure: the Senate rules, the parliamentary interpretations of the Senate rules, and the statutes that impose procedural rules. This book is filled with fascinating stories and insights that highlight why a given rule is in place and how it is practiced. Now in its second edition, this book has been updated to discuss the impact  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Rules
Rules and practice
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gold
ISBN: 9780742563049 0742563049 9780742563056 0742563057
OCLC Number: 220859622
Description: xii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Senate procedure and practice --
Legislative business --
Floor debates --
Legislation and committee procedures --
Bills and joint resolutions --
The amendment process --
Voting in the Senate --
Finalizing legislation to send to the president's desk --
The appropriations and budget processes --
Executive business and the executive calendar.
Responsibility: Martin B. Gold.
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"This practical, real-world explanation focuses on the three pillars of legislative procedure: the Senate rules, the parliamentary interpretations of the Senate rules, and the statutes that impose procedural rules. This book is filled with fascinating stories and insights that highlight why a given rule is in place and how it is practiced. Now in its second edition, this book has been updated to discuss the impact the Democratic takeover has had on basic Senate procedures and practices, including the much-discussed Rule XXVIII."--BOOK JACKET.

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Gold has taken a subject, U.S. Senate rules and procedures, that would normally occupy a few dozen pages of a manual and woven it into a book-length treatment filled with fascinating stories and Read more...

 
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