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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.
(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.
The second entry in the civics series clearly and concisely explains how the United States Senate works. The U.S. Senate is the second book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series, exploring the inner workings 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, 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 not a more defining or easily accessible compendium detailing the U.S. Senate.
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.
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.
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.

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