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The Resource The U.S. Senate : fundamentals of American government, Senator Tom Daschle and Charles Robbins

The U.S. Senate : fundamentals of American government, Senator Tom Daschle and Charles Robbins

Label
The U.S. Senate : fundamentals of American government
Title
The U.S. Senate
Title remainder
fundamentals of American government
Statement of responsibility
Senator Tom Daschle and Charles Robbins
Title variation
United States Senate
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The U.S. Senate is the second book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series, expoloring the innerworkings of this important part of the legislative branch. As with Selecting a President, this book is written for all audiences, but voiced toward high school seniors and college freshmen--or any citizen interested in a concise yet authoritative exploration of this representative entity. Written by former Senator Tom Daschle, and co-written by acclaimed journalist Charles Robbins, this compelling and digestible book carefully examines and explains exactly how the Senate operates. From its electoral process to voting procedure, from historic beginnings to modern day issues--there is no area of this governmental body left un-revealed. Told with an insider's perspective there is no more defining or easily accessible compendium detailing the U.S. Senate"--
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DLC
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Daschle, Thomas
Dewey number
328.73/071
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1161
LC item number
.D375 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Robbins, Charles
Series statement
Fundamentals of American government
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
Label
The U.S. Senate : fundamentals of American government, Senator Tom Daschle and Charles Robbins
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foundations. A chain of history -- Making history every day -- Political parties -- Bipartisanship -- The Senate's structure and basic procedures. The symbol of American democracy -- "The Hill" -- The People's House and the Upper House -- Different strokes -- Checks and balances -- Speaking -- The VP : President of the Senate -- The workers and the workload -- Senate staff -- Constituent service -- Senate leadership -- Loading frogs into a wheelbarrow -- The majority and the minority -- Committees -- Committee chairs -- Senate rules -- Quorums -- Moving legislation. Introducing legislation -- Holds and filibusters -- Moving legislation -- The politics of inclusion -- Leading and representing -- Building coalitions -- Lobbyists -- The committee process -- Floor action -- Amendments -- The yeas and nays -- "The third house of Congress" -- Vetoes and overrides -- Budgets, investigations, special Senate functions. The Federal budget process -- Authorizing and appropriating -- Legislative oversight and investigations -- Nominations : advice and consent -- Impeachment -- Declaring war -- Treaties -- Life in the Senate. Business on a handshake -- Press and pressures -- Climbing-- and falling from-- the ladder -- Technology -- Women in the Senate -- Diversity -- Security -- The Senate today, and tomorrow. Compromise -- Escalating partisanship -- The Senate's slide -- The price of partisan gridlock -- The future
Control code
ocn816498984
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781250011220
Lccn
2012038008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)816498984
Label
The U.S. Senate : fundamentals of American government, Senator Tom Daschle and Charles Robbins
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foundations. A chain of history -- Making history every day -- Political parties -- Bipartisanship -- The Senate's structure and basic procedures. The symbol of American democracy -- "The Hill" -- The People's House and the Upper House -- Different strokes -- Checks and balances -- Speaking -- The VP : President of the Senate -- The workers and the workload -- Senate staff -- Constituent service -- Senate leadership -- Loading frogs into a wheelbarrow -- The majority and the minority -- Committees -- Committee chairs -- Senate rules -- Quorums -- Moving legislation. Introducing legislation -- Holds and filibusters -- Moving legislation -- The politics of inclusion -- Leading and representing -- Building coalitions -- Lobbyists -- The committee process -- Floor action -- Amendments -- The yeas and nays -- "The third house of Congress" -- Vetoes and overrides -- Budgets, investigations, special Senate functions. The Federal budget process -- Authorizing and appropriating -- Legislative oversight and investigations -- Nominations : advice and consent -- Impeachment -- Declaring war -- Treaties -- Life in the Senate. Business on a handshake -- Press and pressures -- Climbing-- and falling from-- the ladder -- Technology -- Women in the Senate -- Diversity -- Security -- The Senate today, and tomorrow. Compromise -- Escalating partisanship -- The Senate's slide -- The price of partisan gridlock -- The future
Control code
ocn816498984
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781250011220
Lccn
2012038008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)816498984

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