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Senate Procedure And Practice

Author : Martin B. Gold
ISBN : 9781538112069
Genre : Political Science
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Now in its fourth edition, Senate Procedure and Practice is filled with fascinating 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.

Senate Procedure And Practice

Author : Martin B. Gold
ISBN : 9781442224193
Genre : Political Science
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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

Author : Martin B. Gold
ISBN : 9780742563421
Genre : Political Science
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The United States is often referred to as the world's greatest deliberative body. And that is for good reason. The Senate Chamber—from its inception to its Golden Age to the present day—has been the setting for some of the most moving, decisive, and consequential debates in American history. But how does the Senate work? Senate Procedure and Practice not only answers this question but also explains and illustrates why the Senate has worked so well for more than 200 years. This practical, real-world explanation focuses on the three pillars of legislative procedure: the Senate rules, the parliamentary interpretations of the Senate rules, and statutes that impose procedural rules. The 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, the book has been updated to discuss the impact the Democratic takeover has had on basic Senate procedures and practices, including much-discussed Rule XXVIII.

Amending The Rules Of Procedure And Practice In The Senate When Sitting On Impeachment Trials

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration
ISBN : OCLC:14196930
Genre : Trials (Impeachment)
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Supreme Court Nominations

Author : Richard S. Beth
ISBN : 9781437919943
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(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 Procedures And The Policy Process

Author : Walter J. Oleszek
ISBN : 9781452226033
Genre : Political Science
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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 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 well-positioned to witness and experience first-hand.

Platypus And Parliament

Author : Stanley Bach
ISBN : 0642712913
Genre : Australia
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A systematic examination of how the Senate actually operates covering topics which include the design and operation of Australia's system of government, an analysis of the confrontation betwen the Senate and the house of Representatives in 1975, proposals for reform, the republican debate, minority parties and the balance of power.

Filibusters And Cloture In The Senate

Author : Richard S. Beth
ISBN : 9781437931846
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Contents: (1) Right to Debate: Right to Recognition; Right to Speak at Length and the Two-Speech Rule; Motion to Table; (2) Conduct of Filibusters (FB): Germaneness of Debate; Yielding the Floor and Yielding for Questions; Quorums and Quorum Calls; Roll Call Voting; Scheduling FB; (3) Invoking Cloture (CL): When CL May be Invoked: Timing of CL Motions; (4) Effects of Invoking CL: Time for Consid¿n. and Debate; Offering Amend. and Motions: Germane Amend. Only; Amend. in Writing; Multiple Amend.; Dilatory Amend. and Motions; Reading and Division of Amend.; Authority of the Presiding Officer; Bus. on the Senate Floor; (5) Impact of FB: Impact on the Time for Consid¿n.; Prospect of a FB: Holds; Linkage and Leverage; Consensus. Ill.

New South Wales Legislative Council Practice

Author : Lynn Lovelock
ISBN : 1862876517
Genre : Legislative bodies
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This first edition of New South Wales Legislative Council Practice brings together the history, practice and procedure of the New South Wales Legislative Council âe" the Upper House of the New South Wales Parliament, and the first and oldest legislative body in Australia. Since the advent of responsible government in New South Wales in 1856, the New South Wales Legislative Council has been the focus of continuous struggle regarding its composition, powers, role and very existence. However, from its tumultuous history, the Council has in recent years emerged as a democratically elected, powerful and effective upper house, in many ways mirroring the development of the Australian Senate. Today the Council performs key functions within the New South Wales system of government including representing the people and scrutinising the executive government as a 'House of Review'. The rich history of the New South Wales Legislative Council has brought with it a wealth of parliamentary precedent with which to guide modern practice and procedures in the House. While practitioners of parliamentary law and practice in New South Wales have long had access to authorities such as Erskine May's Parliamentary Practice and Odgers' Australian Senate Practice, the publication of New South Wales Legislative Council Practice will provide an essential reference book to understanding parliamentary privilege, practice and procedure in the New South Wales Upper House.

Exceptions To The Rule

Author : Molly E. Reynolds
ISBN : 9780815729976
Genre : Political Science
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Special rules enable the Senate to act despite the filibuster. Sometimes. Most people believe that, in today's partisan environment, the filibuster prevents the Senate from acting on all but the least controversial matters. But this is not exactly correct. In fact, the Senate since the 1970s has created a series of special rules—described by Molly Reynolds as “majoritarian exceptions”—that limit debate on a wide range of measures on the Senate floor. The details of these exemptions might sound arcane and technical, but in practice they have enabled the Senate to act even when it otherwise seemed paralyzed. Important examples include procedures used to pass the annual congressional budget resolution, enact budget reconciliation bills, review proposals to close military bases, attempt to prevent arms sales, ratify trade agreements, and reconsider regulations promulgated by the executive branch. Reynolds argues that these procedures represent a key instrument of majority party power in the Senate. They allow the majority—even if it does not have the sixty votes needed to block a filibuster—to produce policies that will improve its future electoral prospects, and thus increase the chances it remains the majority party. As a case study, Exceptions to the Rule examines the Senate's role in the budget reconciliation process, in which particular congressional committees are charged with developing procedurally protected proposals to alter certain federal programs in their jurisdictions. Created as a way of helping Congress work through tricky budget issues, the reconciliation process has become a powerful tool for the majority party to bypass the minority and adopt policy changes in hopes that it will benefit in the next election cycle.

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