Congress A to Z, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1604267046
  • ISBN-13: 9781604267044
  • DDC: 328.73003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 704 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2009
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Overview

There is no other volume that so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. This classic, easy-to-use reference is thoroughly updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides accessible insight into the key questions readers have about the U.S. Congress.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Tables and Figures.
About the Book.
Preface.
Historic Milestones.
1: Adams, John.
2: Adams, John Quincy.
3: Adjournment.
4: Advice and Consent.
5: Aging Committee, Senate.
6: Agriculture Committee, House.
7: Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, Senate.
8: Albert, Carl B..
9: Aldrich, Nelson W..
10: Allison, William B..
11: Amendments.
12: Anthrax Attack.
13: Appeal.
14: Appointment Power.
15: Apportionment.
16: Appropriations Bills.
17: Appropriations Committee, House.
18: Appropriations Committee, Senate.
19: Architect of the Capitol.
20: Armed Services Committee, House.
21: Armed Services Committee, Senate.
22: Authorization Bills.
23: Backdoor Spending.
24: Baker, Howard H., Jr..
25: Baker v. Carr.
26: Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Senate.
27: Barkley, Alben W..
28: Bells, Legislative.
29: Benton, Thomas Hart.
30: Beveridge, Albert J..
31: Bill.
32: Blacks in Congress.
33: Blaine, James G..
34: Blue Dog Democrats.
35: Bolling, Richard.
36: Borah, William E..
37: Buckley v. Valeo.
38: Budget Act.
39: Budget and Accounting Act of 1921.
40: Budget Committee, House.
41: Budget Committee, Senate.
42: Budget Process.
43: Budget Terms.
44: Byrd, Robert C..
45: Calendar.
46: Calendar Wednesday.
47: Calhoun, John C..
48: Campaign Financing.
49: Cannon, Clarence.
50: Cannon, Joseph G..
51: Capitol Building.
52: Capitol Hill.
53: Capitol Visitor Center.
54: Caucuses, Party.
55: Caucuses, Special.
56: Chaplain.
57: Cheney, Richard B..
58: Christmas Tree Bill.
59: Clark, James B. “Champ”.
60: Clay, Henry.
61: Clerk of the House.
62: Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
63: Clinton Impeachment Trial.
64: Cloakrooms.
65: Closed Rule.
66: Commerce Power.
67: Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Senate.
68: Committee of the Whole.
69: Committee System.
70: Computers in Congress.
71: Conference Committees.
72: Congress.
73: Congress: Structure and Powers.
74: Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.
75: Congressional Budget Office.
76: Congressional Directory.
77: Congressional Districts.
78: Congressional Record.
79: Conkling, Roscoe.
80: Connally, Tom.
81: Conservative Coalition.
82: Constitutional Amendments.
83: Constitutional Rules and Votes.
84: Contempt of Congress.
85: Continuing Resolution.
86: Courts and Congress.
87: C-SPAN.
88: Daschle, Tom.
89: Debt Limit.
90: DeLay, Tom.
91: Delegates.
92: Direct Election of Senators.
93: Dirksen, Everett McKinley.
94: Discharge a Committee.
95: Disciplining Members.
96: District of Columbia and Congress.
97: Dole, Robert.
98: Douglas, Stephen A..
99: Earmarks.
100: Economic Committee, Joint.
101: Education and Labor Committee, House.
102: Electing the President.
103: Elections, Congressional.
104: Electronic Voting.
105: Ellsworth, Oliver.
106: Enacting Clause.
107: Energy and Commerce Committee, House.
108: Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senate.
109: Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee, House Select.
110: Engrossed Bill.
111: Enrolled Bill.
112: Entitlements.
113: Environment and Public Works Committee, Senate.
114: Equality of the Houses.
115: Ervin, Sam J., Jr..
116: Ethics.
117: Ethics Committee, Senate Select.
118: Executive Branch and Congress.
119: Executive Privilege.
120: Executive Session.
121: Expulsion.
122: Extensions of Remarks.
123: Federalist Papers, the.
124: Federal Register.
125: Filibuster.
126: Finance Committee, Senate.
127: Financial Disclosure.
128: Financial Services Committee, House.
129: Fiscal Year.
130: Floor Manager.
131: Foley, Thomas S..
132: Ford, Gerald R..
133: Foreign Affairs Committee, House.
134: Foreign Relations Committee, Senate.
135: Foreign Travel.
136: Former Members of Congress.
137: Franking Privilege.
138: Frist, Bill.
139: Fulbright, J. William.
140: Gag Rule.
141: Gephardt, Richard A..
142: Gerrymandering.
143: Gingrich, Newt.
144: Gore, Al.
145: Government Accountability Office.
146: Government Printing Office.
147: Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act.
148: Great Society.
149: Hart, Philip A..
150: Hastert, J. Dennis.
151: Hayden, Carl.
152: Hayne, Robert Y..
153: Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Senate.
154: Hispanics in Congress.
155: Holds.
156: Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senate.
157: Homeland Security Committee, House.
158: House Administration Committee.
159: House Chief Administrative Officer.
160: House Manual.
161: House of Representatives.
162: Humphrey, Hubert H..
163: Immunity, Congressional.
164: Impeachment Power.
165: Impoundment of Funds.
166: Incumbency.
167: Indian Affairs Committee, Senate.
168: Intelligence Committees, House and Senate Select.
169: Investigations.
170: Iran-contra Affair.
171: Jefferson's Manual.
172: Johnson, Hiram.
173: Johnson, Lyndon B..
174: Johnson Impeachment Trial.
175: Joint Committee.
176: Joint Resolution.
177: Joint Session; Joint Meeting.
178: Journal.
179: Judiciary Committee, House.
180: Judiciary Committee, Senate.
181: Jurisdiction.
182: Kefauver, Estes.
183: Kennedy, Edward M..
184: Kennedy, John F..
185: La Follette, Robert M., Sr..
186: Lame-Duck Amendment.
187: Lame-Duck Session.
188: Laws.
189: Leadership.
190: Legislation.