Senate Procedure and Practice

  • Filename: senate-procedure-and-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781442224193
  • Release Date: 2013-10-18
  • Number of pages: 318
  • Author: Martin B. Gold
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



The Senate is a place where political minorities and individual members hold great power, resting on authority drawn from Senate rules and over two hundred years of related precedents and traditions. The minority has and will always have a clear and important voice on issues brought to the Senate floor, and it is this distinction from the majority rule of the House that has enabled the Senate to work as well as it has since our democracy's inception. Now in its third edition, Senate Procedure and Practice explains why and how the Senate has worked for more than 200 years. It includes the updated modifications of procedures governing Senate debate, amendment rights, and the formation of conferences. The book is filled with fascinating stories and insights that highlight why certain rules are in place, how they are practiced, and the ways in which those practices have changed throughout history as our federal government and the needs of our electorate have evolved. Anyone with an interest in the pillars of Senate procedure and practice will find a useful companion in this book.

Senate Procedure and Practice

  • Filename: senate-procedure-and-practice.
  • ISBN: 0742534529
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 261
  • Author: Martin Gold
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications



The United States Senate, unlike the United States House of Representatives, is a place where political minorities and individual members hold great power, resting on authority drawn from Senate rules and more than two hundred years of related precedents and traditions. This fundamental truth provides a necessary context for understanding the subject matter as detailed and explained in Senate Procedure and Practice: An Introductory Manual.

Supreme Court Nominations

  • Filename: supreme-court-nominations.
  • ISBN: 9781437919943
  • Release Date: 2009-12
  • Number of pages: 42
  • Author: Richard S. Beth
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing



(1) Historical Trends in Floor Consid.: Begin. 1789-1834; Original Court, 1789; John Crittenden, 1828; Comm. Referral, 1835-1867; Robert Grier, 1846; Tyler Pres., 1844-45; Increased Formalization, 1868-1922; Wm. Woods, 1880; George Badger, 1853; Ebenezer Hoar, 1869; Calendar Call Formalized, 1922-67; Wm. Douglas, 1939; Unan. Consent Agree., 1968 to present; Wm. Rehnquist, 1971; (2) Character. of Floor Action: Forms and Varieties of Dispos.; Dispos. and the Extent of Oppos.; Length and Days of Floor Action; Extended Consid. and Oppos.; Procedural Complexity; Optional Procedural Actions; Calling Up Nomin.; Proceed. in the Course of Floor Action; Procedural Complexity and Oppos.; Relation Among Character. of Proceed.

Congressional Practice and Procedure

  • Filename: congressional-practice-and-procedure.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015021487270
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Number of pages: 1046
  • Author: Charles Tiefer
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



Tiefer has brought under one cover the contributions of many political writers, and practicing senators and representatives. His 12-page introduction reveals the extent of his reliance on their works. The subtitle summarizes the totality of his coverage of the subject. . . . Tiefer's experiences in various positions serving senators and representatives as well as in his present positions at Georgetown University Law Center and as deputy general counsel of the House of Representatives have enabled him to examine thoroughly the procedures and practices in the detailed complexity of everyday life in the US Congress. "Choice" Tiefer's Congressional Practice and Procedure is the most current, complete, and scholarly treatise on the subject . . . a comprehensive, detailed, well-organized, and thoroughly researched guide. . . . Its thirteen heavily footnoted chapters are full of anecdotes and historical examples, some of them as current as Vice President Quayle, which weave together the formal, the historical, and the political aspects of congressional rules and functioning. . . . Advanced students thirsting for a sophisticated guide through the complexity and detail of congressional procedure will find it rewarding. "RQ" In national decisions on crucial issues such as taxing and spending, health, economic regulation, defense, civil rights, and many other policy areas Congress occupies a commanding position. And, while many observers know generally how Congress proceeds, only a few insiders understand the complexities of the process. Congressional Practice and Procedure systematically examines Congressional procedure beginning with a perspective on how procedure and power play off each other. Tiefer explains how Congress structures itself, including the vital processes of appointing members, and referring bills, to choice committees and follows the progress of bills through various committee and subcommittee processes. Tiefer discusses House floor procedure, the roles of the Speaker and other leaders, the intricacies of the complex special rules, and focuses on the strategies of majority and opposition floor managers. The book describes the delicate balance between the Senate leadership and powerful individual Senators, leadership perogatives and unanimous consent agreements, and discusses at length the revolution in filibusters and cloture in the 1970s and the 1980s. The author also discusses conference committees and the all-important budget-appropriations process. Meticulously documented with two thousand detailed textual footnotes to official, journalistic, and academic sources and an extensive bibliography, this authoritative and scholarly reference will be of immediate value to practicing attorneys, lobbyists, trade associations, and government relations specialists. Libraries, academicians and political science researchers will find it immensely useful as a major source of material on Congress.

MANUAL OF PARLIAMENTARY PRAC

  • Filename: manual-of-parliamentary-prac.
  • ISBN: 1372475486
  • Release Date: 2016-08-28
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: Thomas 1743-1826 Jefferson
  • Publisher: Wentworth Press



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The American Senate

  • Filename: the-american-senate.
  • ISBN: 9780199339570
  • Release Date: 2013-05-31
  • Number of pages: 472
  • Author: Neil MacNeil
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Winner of the Society for History in the Federal Government's George Pendleton Prize for 2013 The United States Senate has fallen on hard times. Once known as the greatest deliberative body in the world, it now has a reputation as a partisan, dysfunctional chamber. What happened to the house that forged American history's great compromises? In this groundbreaking work, a distinguished journalist and an eminent historian provide an insider's history of the United States Senate. Richard A. Baker, historian emeritus of the Senate, and the late Neil MacNeil, former chief congressional correspondent for Time magazine, integrate nearly a century of combined experience on Capitol Hill with deep research and state-of-the-art scholarship. They explore the Senate's historical evolution with one eye on persistent structural pressures and the other on recent transformations. Here, for example, are the Senate's struggles with the presidency--from George Washington's first, disastrous visit to the chamber on August 22, 1789, through now-forgotten conflicts with Presidents Garfield and Cleveland, to current war powers disputes. The authors also explore the Senate's potent investigative power, and show how it began with an inquiry into John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. It took flight with committees on the conduct of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and World War II; and it gained a high profile with Joseph McCarthy's rampage against communism, Estes Kefauver's organized-crime hearings (the first to be broadcast), and its Watergate investigation. Within the book are surprises as well. For example, the office of majority leader first acquired real power in 1952--not with Lyndon Johnson, but with Republican Robert Taft. Johnson accelerated the trend, tampering with the sacred principle of seniority in order to control issues such as committee assignments. Rampant filibustering, the authors find, was the ironic result of the passage of 1960s civil rights legislation. No longer stigmatized as a white-supremacist tool, its use became routine, especially as the Senate became more partisan in the 1970s. Thoughtful and incisive, The American Senate: An Insider's History transforms our understanding of Congress's upper house.

Administrative Practice and Procedure

  • Filename: administrative-practice-and-procedure.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105062998385
  • Release Date: 1961
  • Number of pages: 26
  • Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure
  • Publisher:



Impeachment

  • Filename: impeachment.
  • ISBN: 9781437922905
  • Release Date: 2010-01
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Author: Elizabeth B. Bazan
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing



Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Background: The Constitutional Framework; Judicial Decisions Related to Impeachment; Some Basic Research Tools to Assist in Impeachment Proceedings; A Brief History and Some Preliminary Issues Relating to Impeachment; Who Are ¿Civil Officers of the United States¿ Under Article II, Sec. 4 of the Constitution?; What Kinds of Conduct May Give Rise to an Impeachment?; (3) Conclusions and Other Observations.

Role of the Senate in Judicial Impeachment Proceedings

  • Filename: role-of-the-senate-in-judicial-impeachment-proceedings.
  • ISBN: 9781437932317
  • Release Date: 2010-08
  • Number of pages: 28
  • Author: Susan Navarro Smelcer
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing



Contents: (1) Intro.; (2) Overview of the Impeachment Process in the House and Senate; (3) Rules Governing Senate Impeachment Proceedings; (4) Organizing the Senate for Trial; (5) Role of the Presiding Officer; (6) Use of an Impeachment Trial Committee: Org. and Respon. of the Committee; Procedure During the Preliminary Phase of Its Proceedings; Procedure During the Evidentiary Phase of Its Proceedings; Submitting a Report to the Full Senate; (7) Deliberation by the Full Senate; (8) Judgment by the Full Senate; (9) Length of Senate Impeachment Trials; (10) Concluding Observations; App. A. H. Res. 1031, Articles of Impeachment Against Judge G. Thomas Porteous; App. B. Chart of the Senate Impeachment Trial Process. Tables.

Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process

  • Filename: congressional-procedures-and-the-policy-process.
  • ISBN: 9781483304731
  • Release Date: 2013-03-11
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: Walter J. Oleszek
  • Publisher: SAGE



As a governing body, Congress continually adapts to changes in process and practice. This procedural context governs every aspect of the House and Senate and affects lawmakers as they make voting decisions, expedite or delay legislation, or defeat a bill. Walter Oleszek's definitive work, Congressional Pocedures and the Policy Process, examines how the majority and minority parties use procedural devices to achieve their political goals and offers an assessment of the role of conference committees in reconciling bicameral differences. Not shying away from the complexity of the topic, Oleszek ensures that the machinations of Congress are understandable through an array of interesting examples, cases, and anecdotes that he is particularly well-positioned to witness and experience first-hand. Updates include an analysis of budget "brinksmanship," the increased used of "filling the tree" in the senate, and a look at how the oversight approach of Congress triggers legislative-executive clashes.

Defending the Filibuster Revised and Updated Edition

  • Filename: defending-the-filibuster-revised-and-updated-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780253006981
  • Release Date: 2012-08-21
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Richard A. Arenberg
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press



Recent legislative battles over healthcare reform, the federal budget, and other prominent issues have given rise to widespread demands for the abolition or reform of the filibuster in the US Senate. Critics argue that members’ traditional rights of unlimited debate and amendment have led to paralyzing requirements for supermajorities and destructive parliamentary tactics such as "secret holds." In Defending the Filibuster, a veteran Senate aide and a former Senate Parliamentarian maintain that the filibuster is fundamental to the character of the Senate. They contend that the filibuster protects the rights of the minority in American politics, assures stability and deliberation in government, and helps to preserve constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers. Richard A. Arenberg and Robert B. Dove provide an instructive historical overview of the development of Senate rules, define and describe related procedures and tactics, examine cases related to specific pieces of legislation, and consider current proposals to end the filibuster or enact other reforms. Arguing passionately in favor of retaining the filibuster, they offer a stimulating assessment of the issues surrounding current debates on this contentious issue.

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