Guide To Congress, 7th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1452235325
  • ISBN-13: 9781452235325
  • DDC: 328.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1888 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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The new edition of this comprehensive, two-volume reference has been thoroughly revised and expanded by expert CQ Press writers 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 and House of Represenatives.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
Contributors to the Guide to Congress, Seventh Edition.
Contributors to Previous Editions of the Guide to Congress.
1: Origins and Development of Congress.
2: Constitutional Beginnings.
3: History of the House.
4: History of the Senate.
5: Powers of Congress.
6: Power of the Purse.
7: Foreign Policy Powers.
8: Congressional Investigations.
9: The Senate's Confirmation Power.
10: Regulation of Commerce.
11: Impeachment Power.
12: Constitutional Amendments.
13: Power to Select the President.
14: Seat of Government.
15: Miscellaneous Powers.
16: Congressional Procedures.
17: Party Leadership in Congress.
18: The Legislative Process.
19: The Committee System.
20: Congressional Staff.
21: Pressures on Congress.
22: Constituency Pressures.
23: The Media.
24: Internal Pressures.
25: The President.
26: The Supreme Court.
27: Lobbying.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
1: Housing and Support.
2: Capitol and Office Buildings.
3: Library of Congress.
4: Supporting Organizations.
5: Pay and Perquisites.
6: Pay and Honoraria.
7: Allowances and Other Benefits.
8: Congress and the Electorate.
9: Who Elects Congress.
10: Political Parties and Elections.
11: Who Gets Elected.
12: Campaign Financing.
13: Reapportionment and Redistricting.
14: Qualifications and Conduct.
15: Seating and Disciplining Members.
16: Ethics and Criminal Prosecutions.
Appendix A.
Constitution of the United States.
Acts of Congress Held Unconstitutional.
Rules of the House of Representatives.
Standing Rules, U.S. Senate, 112th Congress.
Glossary of Congressional Terms.
How a Bill Becomes a Law.
Political Party Affiliations in Congress and the Presidency, 1789–2011.
Election Results, Congress and the Presidency, 1860–2010.
Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789–2011.
House Floor Leaders, 1899–2011.
Senate Floor Leaders, 1911–2011.
Congressional Committee Chairs Since 1947.
Members of Congress Who Became President.
Women Members of Congress, 1917–2011.
African American Members of Congress, 1870–2011.
Hispanic Members of Congress, 1877–2011.
Asian American/Pacific Islander Members of Congress, 1957–2011.
Recorded Votes in the House and Senate, 1947–2011.
Attempted and Successful Cloture Votes, 1919–2011.
House Discharge Petitions Since 1931.
Sessions of the U.S. Congress, 1789–2011.
Lame-Duck Sessions Since 1945.
Longest Sessions of Congress.
Joint Sessions, Joint Meetings, and Inaugurations, 1789–2011.
Special Sessions of the Senate, 1789–1933.
Extraordinary Sessions of Congress Since 1797.
Congressional Information on the Internet.
Capitol Floor Plan.
Map of Capitol Hill.
Appendix B.
Members of Congress: 1789–2011-Part 1.
Members of Congress: 1789–2011-Part 2.
Selected Bibliography.