Congress For Dummies

Congress For Dummies
Publisher For Dummies
Release Date
Category Political Science
Total Pages 388
ISBN 0764554212
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Congress For Dummies helps you sort out what Congress does on a daily basis and what it all means to you, the citizen. It shows you how to get organized, make your voice heard, and influence legislation that might affect you. Full of helpful resources such as contact information for House and Senate offices, and smart, straightforward explanations of the legislative process, this book is everything you need to understand Congress and get involved in your government. Whether you just want to know how government works, or you want to get involved to change your country, this simple guide covers all the ins and outs of Congress. It’s a nonpartisan look at Congress that includes forewords by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle. Inside you’ll find easy explanations and helpful tips on how to: Get involved in the democratic process Influence legislation that’s important to you Understa nd Congress and the media Contact your senators and representatives Check out Congress in action, in person Deal with congressional staff Expert author David Silverberg — Managing Editor and a columnist at the Washington weekly The Hill — takes the mystery out of getting something done in Congress, introducing you to the players and explaining everything from legislation and lobbying to caucuses and coalitions. Written with the citizen advocate in mind, this helpful guide gives regular people the tools and knowledge they need to achieve their aims. Inside, you’ll discover: How the three branches of government work together How to register your opinion with your elected officials How the legislative process works — from idea to law How debates, conferences, and vetoes work How budgeting and appropriations work How to get the most effect from your political contributions How the lobbying process works How to advocate for legislation How to deal with congressional staffers How to make use of congressional services Getting something done in the messy confusion of democracy and bureaucracy is no easy task. Full of the kind of information and knowledge that Washington insiders take for granted, Congress For Dummies levels the playing field so that regular people — just like you — can make a difference, too.

Congress For Dummies
  • Author : David Silverberg
  • Publisher : For Dummies
  • Release Date : 2002-09-27

Congress For Dummies helps you sort out what Congress does on a daily basis and what it all means to you, the citizen. It shows you how to get organized, make your voice heard, and influence legislation that might affect you. Full of helpful resources such as contact information for

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Guide to Congress
  • Author : Congressional Quarterly Incorporated (Washington, D.C.)
  • Publisher : Cq Press
  • Release Date : 2000

Read online Guide to Congress written by Congressional Quarterly Incorporated (Washington, D.C.), published by Cq Press which was released on 2000. Download full Guide to Congress Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Guide to Congress  History of the House
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000

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Guide to Congress
  • Author : CQ Press,
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-10

The new edition of this comprehensive, two-volume reference has been thoroughly revised and expanded by expert CQ Press writers—with years of experience covering Congress—to offer a complete institutional history of Congress along with updated insight and analysis on the 2008 and 2010 shifts in power of the U.S. Senate

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Inside Congress
  • Author : Trevor Corning,Reema Dodin,Kyle Nevins
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25

Required reading for anyone who wants to understand how to work within Congress. The House and Senate have unique rules and procedures to determine how legislation moves from a policy idea to law. Evolved over the last 200 years, the rules of both chambers are designed to act as the engine

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Congressional Quarterly s Guide to Congress
  • Author : Congressional Quarterly, inc
  • Publisher : Cq Press
  • Release Date : 1991

Widely regarded as the finest single volume reference available on the U.S. Congress, Guide to Congress offers depth and comprehensive detail on the origins, history, powers, procedures, and politics of the legislative branch. This fourth edition chronicles the upheaval that reshaped the political landscape in the wake of the

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Congressional Deskbook  The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress  Sixth Edition
  • Author : Judy Schneider,Michael L. Koempel
  • Publisher : The Capitol Net Inc
  • Release Date : 2021-07-31

This comprehensive guide to Congress is ideal for anyone who wants to know how Congress really works, including federal executives, attorneys, lobbyists, media and public affairs staff, government affairs, policy and budget analysts, congressional office staff and students. - Clear explanation of the legislative process, budget process, and House and

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Congressional Deskbook
  • Author : Judy Schneider,Michael L. Koempel
  • Publisher : TheCapitol.Net
  • Release Date : 2012-05

The Congressional Deskbook, now in its Sixth Edition, explains the legislative and congressional budget processes along with all aspects of Congress. Many of the sections are expanded online at CongressProfile.com And an expanded legislative and budget glossary is available online at TCNLG.com This comprehensive guide to Congress is

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Inside Congress
  • Author : Trevor Corning,Reema Dodin,Kyle W. Nevins
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26

Required reading for anyone who wants to understand how to work within Congress The House and Senate have unique rules and procedures to determine how legislation moves from a policy idea to law. Evolved over the last 200 years, the rules of both chambers are designed to act as the engine

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Student s Guide To Congress
  • Author : CQ Press Editors
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-18

Presents a collection of essays, alphabetical entries on key topics, and primary source documents that cover the history of the U.S. Congress, its legislative activites, and members.

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Guide to Congress
  • Author : Congressional Quarterly Incorporated (Washington, D.C.)
  • Publisher : CQ-Roll Call Group Books
  • Release Date : 2000

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Congressional Procedure
  • Author : Richard A. Arenberg
  • Publisher : The Capitol Net Inc
  • Release Date : 2018-10-01

"A clear explanation of the workings of the United States government that should be required reading for politically engaged Americans." -- KIRKUS Congressional Procedure explains the legislative and congressional budget processes along with all aspects of Congress. This comprehensive guide to Congress is ideal for anyone who wants to know

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Guide to Congress
  • Author : CQ. Press
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007

The newest edition of this venerable institutional guide covers all aspects of Congress and includes timely updates on.

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A Guide to the Library of Congress Classification
  • Author : John Phillip Immroth
  • Publisher : Littleton, Colo : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 1971

Read online A Guide to the Library of Congress Classification written by John Phillip Immroth, published by Littleton, Colo : Libraries Unlimited which was released on 1971. Download full A Guide to the Library of Congress Classification Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Origins and Development of Congress
  • Author : Congressional Quarterly, inc
  • Publisher : Cq Press
  • Release Date : 1982

Describes early colonial assemblies, the Continental Congress, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitutional Convention and traces the history of the Senate and the House of Representatives

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