Inside Congress: A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate Floors by Trevor CorningInside Congress: A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate Floors by Trevor Corning

Inside Congress: A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate Floors

byTrevor Corning, Reema Dodin, Kyle W. Nevins

Paperback | July 25, 2017

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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 for that process. Each legislative body has its own leadership positions to oversee this legislative process.

To the novice, whether a newly elected representative, a lawmaker’s staff on her first day at work, or a constituent visiting Washington, the entire process can seem incomprehensible. What is an open rule for a House Appropriations bill and how does it affect consideration? Why are unanimous consent agreements needed in the Senate?

The authors of Inside Congress, all congressional veterans, have written the definitive guide to how Congress really works. It is the accessible and necessary resource to understanding and interpreting procedural tools, arcane precedents, and the role of party politics in the making of legislation in Congress.
Trevor Corning spent more than four years at Brookings educating all levels of government and the private sector on how to engage with the U.S. government while also managing the Brookings Legislative Fellows program. As a member of CHIEF’s strategy team, Corning helps organizations reach their true potential by designing and deliverin...
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Title:Inside Congress: A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate FloorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 7.2 × 4.9 × 0.68 inPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:Brookings Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815727321

ISBN - 13:9780815727323

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