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Guide to Congress [electronic resource]
7th ed
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : CQ Press, 2013
book jacket
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 Electronic Book  JK1021 .C565 2013eb    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject United States. Congress
Physical Description 1 online resource (121 entries) : 264 images, digital files
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents Part I Origins and Development of Congress. Chapter 1 Constitutional Beginnings ; Chapter 2 History of the House ;Chapter 3 History of the Senate
Note Part II Powers Of Congress. Chapter 4 Power of the Purse ; Chapter 5 Foreign Policy Powers ; Chapter 6 Congressional Investigations ; Chapter 7 The Senate's Confirmation Power ; Chapter 8 Regulation of Commerce ; Chapter 9 Impeachment Power ; Chapter 10 Constitutional Amendments ; Chapter 11 Power to Select the President ; Chapter 12 Seat of Government ; Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Powers
Part III Congressional Procedures. Chapter 14 Party Leadership in Congress ; Chapter 15 The Legislative Process ; Chapter 16 The Committee System ; Chapter 17 Congressional Staff
Part IV Pressures on Congress. Chapter 18 Constituency Pressures ; Chapter 19 The Media ; Chapter 20 Internal Pressures ; Chapter 21 The President ; Chapter 22 The Supreme Court ; Chapter 23 Lobbying
Part V Housing and Support. Chapter 24 Capitol and Office Buildings ; Chapter 25 Library of Congress ; Chapter 26 Supporting Organizations
Part VI Pay and Perquisites. Chapter 27 Pay and Honoraria ; Chapter 28 Allowances and Other Benefits
Part VII Congress and the Electorate. Chapter 29 Who Elects Congress ; Chapter 30 Political Parties and Elections ; Chapter 31 Who Gets Elected ; Chapter 32 Campaign Financing ; Chapter 33 Reapportionment and Redistricting
Part VIII Qualifications and Conduct. Chapter 34 Seating and Disciplining Members ; Chapter 35 Ethics and Criminal Prosecutions
Appendix A. Constitution of the United States -- Acts of Congress Held Unconstitutional -- Rules of the House of Representatives, 112th Congress -- Standing Rules, U.S. Senate, 112th Congress -- Glossary of Congressional Terms -- How a Bill Becomes a Law -- Political Party Affiliations in Congress and the Presidency, 1789-2011 -- Election Results, Congress and the Presidency, 1860-2010 -- Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-2011 -- House Floor Leaders, 1899-2011 -- Senate Floor Leaders, 1911-2011 -- Congressional Committee Chairs since 1947 -- Members of Congress Who Became President -- Women Members of Congress, 1917-2011 -- African American Members of Congress, 1870-2011 -- Hispanic Members of Congress, 1877-2011 -- Asian American/Pacific Islander Members of Congress, 1957-2011 -- Recorded Votes in the House and Senate, 1947-2011 -- Attempted and Successful Cloture Votes, 1919-2011 -- House Discharge Petitions since 1931 -- Sessions of the U.S. Congress, 1789-2011 -- Lame-Duck Sessions since 1945 -- Longest Sessions of Congress -- Joint Sessions, Joint Meetings, and Inaugurations, 1789-2011 -- Special Sessions of the Senate, 1789-1933 -- Extraordinary Sessions of Congress since 1797 -- Congressional Information on the Internet -- Capitol Floor Plan -- Map of Capitol Hill -- Appendix A. Constitution of the United States -- Acts of Congress Held Unconstitutional -- Rules of the House of Representatives, 112th Congress -- Standing Rules, U.S. Senate, 112th Congress -- Glossary of Congressional Terms -- How a Bill Becomes a Law -- Political Party Affiliations in Congress and the Presidency, 1789-2011 -- Election Results, Congress and the Presidency, 1860-2010 -- Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-2011 -- House Floor Leaders, 1899-2011 -- Senate Floor Leaders, 1911-2011 -- Congressional Committee Chairs since 1947 -- Members of Congress Who Became President -- Women Members of Congress, 1917-2011 -- African American Members of Congress, 1870-2011 -- Hispanic Members of Congress, 1877-2011 -- Asian American/Pacific Islander Members of Congress, 1957-2011 -- Recorded Votes in the House and Senate, 1947-2011 -- Attempted and Successful Cloture Votes, 1919-2011 -- House Discharge Petitions since 1931 -- Sessions of the U.S. Congress, 1789-2011 -- Lame-Duck Sessions since 1945 -- Longest Sessions of Congress -- Joint Sessions, Joint Meetings, and Inaugurations, 1789-2011 -- Special Sessions of the Senate, 1789-1933 -- Extraordinary Sessions of Congress since 1797 -- Congressional Information on the Internet -- Capitol Floor Plan -- Map of Capitol Hill
Appendix B. Members of Congress: 1789-2011 -- Selected Bibliography
Abstract This new edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded by expert CQ Press writers to offer a complete picture of the institutional structures, procedures and history of Congress. Updates include insight and analysis on the 2008 and 2010 shifts in power of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, use of social media to communicate with constituents, revised figures for congressional pay and benefits, Tea Party gains, ethics investigations and the creation of super PACs. It also includes a selected bibliography and key reference materials: a list of all members of congress who have served since 1789; congressional election results; floor leaders and committee chairs; dates for sessions of congress; women, black, Asian, and Hispanic members; and many more
Source of Description Description based on title page of print version
Alternate Author Congressional Quarterly, inc

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