Congress of the United States: Powers, Structure, and Procedures

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Nova Publishers, 2001 - 288 σελίδες
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The new millenium has been ushered in by an astonishing sequence of events in the U.S.: the Florida election debacle; a new presidene\t who actually lost the popular vote; a Senate divided exactly 50/50 and a House in turmoil as well. The importance of Congress in such a period of turbulence cannot be overstated. This outstanding new book brings clarity to the organization and functioning of the COnrress of the U.S.
 

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A Brief Reference Guide
1
Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress
15
An Introduction
41
Committees of the United States Senate
53
The Amending Process in the Senate
81
Filibusters and Cloture in the Senate
117
Committees of the United States House of Representatives
141
The Committee Markup Process in the House of Representatives
173
The Amending Process in the House of Representatives
197
Legislative Procedures and the Legislative Agenda in the House of Representatives
249
Index
285
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Σελίδα 5 - The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State...
Σελίδα 5 - Section 4 The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them...
Σελίδα 4 - The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Σελίδα 5 - Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the power and duties of his office...
Σελίδα 8 - The twenty-fourth paragraph retains the "necessary and proper" clause of the existing document, and adds to it as a proviso the tenth amendment, which states that powers not delegated to the Federal government are reserved to the States, or to the people.

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