Us Congress Handbook (State Edition)


Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Columbia Books Incorporated Publishers

ISBN: 9781938939372


Page: N.A

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Get the only fully updated congressional directory available! The Original U.S. Congress Handbook is Washingtons most trusted source for information on congressional offices and their staff. Produced annually since 1974 it is by far the most comprehensive congressional directory available. This pocket size guide gets you up-close and personal with: Members of Congress including their complete contact information, photo, chief of staff, legislative director and scheduler Committee memberships so you can find out who's working on the issues you care about The Executive Branch complete with contact information for senior positions in Office of the President You'll also receive The 114th Alert, a free weekly e-newsletter bringing you the latest staff changes from Capitol Hill. Detailed profiles are organized by state delegation and contain biographical data.

The Original U. S. Congress Handbook

115th Congress, 1st Session

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Columbia Books. Incorporated

ISBN: 9781938939532

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 7642

Produced annually since 1974 it is by far the most comprehensive congressional directory available. The state edition lists members in order of state. Detailed profiles are organized by state delegation and contain biographical data, complete contact information for Members including address, phone, fax, committee assignments and key staff members.

Congressional Record (Bound Volumes): Volume 153

Author: Congress

Publisher: Congress

ISBN: 9780160912443

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record contains the proceedings and debates of each Congressional session in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Arranged in calendar order, each volume includes the exact text of everything that was said and includes members' remarks.

Official Congressional Directory

Author: W. H. Michael

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378300091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 7055

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Titanic Disaster Hearings

Author: Tom Kuntz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671025538

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 1648

Presents testimony by the owner and crew of the Titanic, crew members from neighboring ships, passengers, and expert witnesses

Fueling Freedom

Exposing the Mad War on Energy

Author: Stephen Moore,Kathleen Hartnett White

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621574385

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8960

Fossil fuel energy is the lifeblood of the modern world. Before the Industrial Revolution, humanity depended on burning wood and candle wax. But with the ability to harness the energy in oil and other fossil fuels, quality of life and capacity for progress increased exponentially. Thanks to incredible innovations in the energy industry, fossil fuels are as promising, safe, and clean an energy resource as has ever existed in history. Yet, highly politicized climate policies are pushing a grand-scale shift to unreliable, impractical, incredibly expensive, and far less efficient energy sources. Today, "fossil fuel" has become such a dirty word that even fossil fuel companies feel compelled to apologize for their products. In Fueling Freedom, energy experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White make an unapologetic case for fossil fuels, turning around progressives' protestations to prove that if fossil fuel energy is supplanted by "green" alternatives for political reasons, humanity will take a giant step backwards and the planet will be less safe, less clean, and less free.

Drain the Swamp

How Washington Corruption is Worse than You Think

Author: Ken Buck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621576493

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 5620

Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the swamp that President Donald Trump was elected to drain. Congressman Ken Buck is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards in our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 as president of one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever to enter Congress, Buck immediately realized why nothing gets done in Congress, and it isn't because of political gridlock—in fact, Republicans and Democrats work together all too well to fleece taxpayers and plunge America deeper into debt. "It is an insular process directed by power-hungry party elites who live like kings and govern like bullies," Buck reports. Buck has witnessed first-hand how the unwritten rules of Congress continually prioritize short-term political gain over lasting, principled leadership. When Buck tangled with Washington power brokers like former Speaker John Boehner, he faced petty retaliation. When he insisted Republicans keep their word to voters, he was berated on the House floor by his own party leaders. When other members of Congress dared to do what they believed to be right for America instead of what the party bosses commanded, Buck saw them stripped of committee positions and even denied dining room privileges by the petty beltway bullies. In Drain the Swamp, Buck names names and tells incredible true stories about what really happened behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles that have ensued over the last two years including budget, continuing resolutions, omnibus, trade promotion authority, Iran, and more. If the Trump administration is going to bring real change to Washington, it first needs to get the whole story—from deep inside the swamp.

Filling U. S. Senate Vacancies

Perspectives and Contemporary Developments

Author: Thomas H. Neale

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437939414


Page: 16

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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The use of temporary appointments to fill Senate vacancies is an original provision of the U.S. Constitution. The practice was revised by the 17th Amend., which substituted direct popular election of Senators for choice by state legislatures; it also changed the requirements for Senate vacancies, by specifically directing the state governors to ¿issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.¿ Contents of this report: Intro.; Constitutional Origins of the Vacancies Clause; The 17th Amend.; Support Grows for Direct Election of U.S. Senators; The 17th Amend.: Appointments to Fill Senate Vacancies Since 1913; Current State Provisions Governing Senate Vacancies; Current State Proposals to Require Special Elections to Fill Senate Vacancies.

House Practice

A Guide to the Rules, Precedents, and Procedures of the House

Author: William Holmes Brown,Charles W. Johnson (III.),John V. Sullivan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Parliamentary practice

Page: 1036

View: 5995

Written by John V. Sullivan, Parliamentaian of the House, 2004- . Contains the parliamentary precedents of the United States House of Representatives.

Crisis Point

Why We Must – and How We Can – Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America

Author: Trent Lott,Tom Daschle,Jon Sternfeld

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632864630

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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With a new afterword on the 2016 election Trent Lott and Tom Daschle, two of the most prominent senators of recent time, served as leaders of their respective parties from the 1990s to the current century. Their congressional tenure saw the Reagan tax cuts, the Clinton impeachment, 9/11, and the Iraq War. Despite stark ideological differences, the two have always maintained a positive working relationship--even a warm friendship--the kind that in today's hyper-partisan climate has become unthinkable. In Crisis Point, Lott and Daschle come together to sound an alarm on the current polarization that has made governing all but impossible; never before has faith in government been so dismally low. The senators itemize damaging forces--the permanent campaign, unprecedented money, the 24/7 news cycle--and offer practical recommendations, pointing the way forward. Most crucially, they recall the American people, especially our leaders, to the principles enshrined in the Constitution, and to the necessity of debate but also the imperative of compromise--which will take vision and courage to bring back. Illustrated with personal stories from their eminent careers and events cited from deeper in American history, Crisis Point is an invaluable work--one of conscience as well as duty, written with passion and eloquence by two men who have dedicated their lives to public service and share the conviction that all is far from lost.

Citizen's Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials

Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress

Author: Bradford Fitch

Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc

ISBN: 9781587331817

Category: Lobbying

Page: 119

View: 7360

One part research studies, one part interviews and focus groups, and one part experience, this text provides practical guidance on preparing for and meeting with elected officials and staff, writing effective letters and e-mails to elected officials, and strategies for influencing legislators face to face.

The First Congress

How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government

Author: Fergus M. Bordewich

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451691939

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 7163

"The First Congress was the most important in US history says prizewinning author and historian Fergus Bordewich, because it established how our government would actually function. Had it failed--as many at the time feared it would--it's possible that the United States as we know it would not exist today,"--NoveList.

The Long Game

A Memoir

Author: Mitch McConnell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399564128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8170

The candid, behind-the-scenes memoir of the of the Senate Majority Leader and GOP veteran. In October 1984, a hard-charging Kentucky politician waited excitedly for President Ronald Reagan to arrive at a presidential rally in Louisville. In the midst of a tough Senate campaign against an incumbent Democrat, the young Republican hoped Reagan’s endorsement would give a much-needed boost to his insurgent campaign. He even had a camera crew ready to capture the president’s words for a TV commercial he planned to air during the campaign’s final stretch. Alas, when Reagan finally stepped to the microphone, he smiled for the crowd and declared: “I’m happy to be here with my good friend, Mitch O’Donnell.” That was hardly Mitch McConnell’s first setback, and far from his last. He swallowed hard, put his head down, and kept going. Four weeks later, in the biggest upset of the year, his dream of being a US senator came true—by a margin of about one vote per precinct. By persevering, he’d be the only Republican in the country to beat an incumbent Democratic US senator. McConnell learned patience and fortitude during his post–World War II youth in Alabama. His mother helped him beat polio by leading him through long, aching exer­cises every day for two years. His father taught him the importance of standing up to bullies, even if it meant tak­ing the occasional punch. It turned out to be the perfect childhood for a future Senate majority leader. “In the line of work I would choose, compromise is key, but I’d come to find that certain times required me to invoke the fight­ing spirit both of my parents instilled in me.” For more than three decades, McConnell has worked steadily to advance conservative values, including limited government, indi­vidual liberty, fiscal prudence, and a strong national defense. But he has always cared much more about moving the ball forward than about who gets the credit. Now McConnell reveals what he really thinks about the rivalry between the Senate and the House; the players and the stakes involved when a group of political oppor­tunists tried to hijack the Tea Party movement; and key figures such as Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Harry Reid. He explains the real causes of the chronic gridlock that has so many vot­ers enraged, his ongoing efforts to restore the US Senate’s indispensable dual role as a brake on excess and a tool for national consensus, and what ordinary citizens have a right to expect from Washington.

The Highway War

A Marine Company Commander in Iraq

Author: Seth W. B. Folsom

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597973459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

View: 553

The Highway War is the compelling Iraq War memoir of then-Capt. Seth Folsom, commanding officer of Delta Company, First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps. Mounted in eight-wheeled LAVs (light armored vehicles), this unit of 130 Marines and sailors was one of the first into Iraq in March 2003. It fought on the front lines for the war's entire offensive phase, from the Kuwaiti border through Baghdad to Tikrit. Folsom's thoughtful account focuses on his maturation as a combat leader--and as a human being enduring the austere conditions of combat and coming to terms with loss of life on both sides. Moreover, The Highway War is the story of a junior officer's relationships with his company's young Marines, for whose lives he was responsible, and with his superior officers. Folsom covers numerous unusual military actions and conveys truthfully the pace, stress, excitement, mistakes, and confusion of modern ground warfare. The Highway War is destined to be a Marine Corps classic.

The Eccentric Billionaire

John D. MacArthur--Empire Builder, Reluctant Philanthropist, Relentless Adversary

Author: Nancy KRIPLEN

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814409626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7956

The fascinating life of one of the most controversial and least-known billionaires in American history.

American Politics Today

Author: William T. Bianco,David T. Canon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393679878

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 3676

Fake news. Twitter rants. Misinformation. Silos. Echo chambers. Spin. Alternative facts. Investigation, accusation, and obfuscation. Punditry, polls, and prognostication. This is today's politics. To cut through the noise, students need a guide to how politics really works and why it matters. American Politics Today has been that trusted source. And the new sixth edition brings even greater focus to examining preconceived notions of how government operates and understanding what's really going on.

Congressional Quarterly's American Congressional Dictionary

Author: Walter Kravitz

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: 9781568023724

Category: Legislation

Page: 290

View: 7349

This reference covers the range of terms and expressions in use in the US Congress, from Absence of a Quorum to Zone Whip. It contains almost 900 entries along with cross-references to related definitions. Many terms are illustrated with examples to illuminate the historical origins of a word.

The Leadership of Congress

Author: George Rothwell Brown

Publisher: Maclachan Bell Press

ISBN: 1443703443

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6084

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.