The House and Senate Explained

The House and Senate Explained

The People's Guide to Congress

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Explains the traditions surrounding Congressional protocol, how the chambers are laid out, what goes on on a daily and weekly basis, and how a bill becomes law or gets rejected, and includes a chapter on accessing political information on the Internet. Simultaneous.

Norton Pub
Your guide to understanding how Congress works, who does what, and why--and how to reach out and do something about it.
Ellen Greenberg sets the stage for both the House of Representatives and the Senate, explaining what the mace and hopper are, how the chambers are laid out, who the onstage actors are and what they do. Her section on the jargon--the most common phrases used--goes far beyond mere description to show how our government operates. She also explains how business is done: what happens on a daily basis and during the weekly schedule and how a bill becomes a law--or doesn't. The House and Senate Explained includes a chapter on using the Internet to access information about the House, the Senate, and the White House, from getting around Washington to accessing proposed bills to sending E-mail to your congressional representatives. In addition, you'll learn how to be heard by your representatives and how to take a more active role in committee hearings. A listing of all the congressional committees and subcommittees lets you know where your special concerns are being addressed. Whether a C-SPAN addict, a concerned citizen, or a general reader watching the nightly news, this hands-on manual will help you understand Congress and how to make it work for you.

Blackwell North Amer
Ellen Greenberg sets the stage for both the House of Representatives and the Senate, explaining what the mace and hopper are, how the chambers are laid out, who the on-stage actors are and what they do. Her section on the jargon - the most common phrases used - goes far beyond mere description to show how our government operates. She also explains how business is done: what happens on a daily basis and during the weekly schedule and how a bill becomes a law - or doesn't.
The House and Senate Explained includes a chapter on using the Internet to access information about the House, the Senate, and the White House, from getting around town to accessing proposed bills to sending e-mail to members of Congress. In addition, you'll learn how to be heard by your representatives and how to take a more active role in committee hearings. A listing of all congressional committees and subcommittees lets you know where your special concerns are being addressed.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes Congressional protocol, the layout of the chambers, daily and weekly activities, how a bill becomes law, and Internet access

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 1996
ISBN: 9780393314960
0393314960
Branch Call Number: 328.73003 G829h 1996
Characteristics: 173 p. ; 21 cm

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