Senate Procedure and Practice

Senate Procedure and Practice

Description

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 fourth 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.

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Details

Author(s)
Martin B. Gold
Format
Paperback | 326 pages
Dimensions
150 x 227 x 18mm | 426g
Publication date
14 May 2018
Publisher
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Imprint
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication City/Country
Lanham, MD, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Fourth Edition
Illustrations note
4 Charts
ISBN10
1538112051
ISBN13
9781538112052