Us Congress Handbook (State Edition)

2016

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Columbia Books Incorporated Publishers

ISBN: 9781938939372

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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 Oxford Handbook of Public Choice

Author: Roger D. Congleton,Bernard N. Grofman,Stefan Voigt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019046979X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

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The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice provides a comprehensive overview of the research in economics, political science, law, and sociology that has generated considerable insight into the politics of democratic and authoritarian systems as well as the influence of different institutional frameworks on incentives and outcomes. The result is an improved understanding of public policy, public finance, industrial organization, and macroeconomics as the combination of political and economic analysis shed light on how various interests compete both within a given rules of the games and, at times, to change the rules. These volumes include analytical surveys, syntheses, and general overviews of the many subfields of public choice focusing on interesting, important, and at times contentious issues. Throughout the focus is on enhancing understanding how political and economic systems act and interact, and how they might be improved. Both volumes combine methodological analysis with substantive overviews of key topics. This second volume examines constitutional political economy and also various applications, including public policy, international relations, and the study of history, as well as methodological and measurement issues. Throughout both volumes important analytical concepts and tools are discussed, including their application to substantive topics. Readers will gain increased understanding of rational choice and its implications for collective action; various explanations of voting, including economic and expressive; the role of taxation and finance in government dynamics; how trust and persuasion influence political outcomes; and how revolution, coups, and authoritarianism can be explained by the same set of analytical tools as enhance understanding of the various forms of democracy.

Persuading Congress: A Practical Guide to Parlaying an Understanding of Congressional Folkways and Dynamics into Successful Advocacy on Capitol Hill: How to Spend Less and Get More from Congress: Candid Advice for Executives

Author: Joseph Gibson

Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc

ISBN: 9781587332630

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Page: 156

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What happens in Congress affects all of our lives and extends into every corner of the economy. Because so much is at stake there, businesses and other interest groups spend billions of dollars each year trying to influence legislation. Yet, most of these efforts are doomed to futility from the outset. Only a small percentage of the bills introduced in Congress actually become law, and most interested parties do not fully understand why those few bills succeed. More importantly, how to get Congress to do what they want remains a mystery to them. This book will help you understand Congress. Written from the perspective of one who has helped put a lot of bills on the president's desk and helped stop a lot more, this book explains in everyday terms why Congress behaves as it does. Then it shows you how you can best deploy whatever resources you have to move Congress in your direction. Because you have limited time, this book sticks to the basics and its chapters are short so that it can be digested rapidly.

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Your Guide to Using the Bluebook

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876093

Category: Law

Page: 208

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This self-paced guide to citation form is a perfect match for any basic Legal Writing and Research course. Cite-Checker is a short, concise book providing students with everything they need to learn and master proper citation form according to The Bluebook. A readable and pragmatic guide, this valuable text offers thorough explanations of important concepts as well as self-checking exercises to help students master the concepts discussed. This worthwhile text introduces students to all areas of citation form in a concise yet thorough manner: self-paced tutorial includes rules, exercises, and answers explains the rules established in the 18th edition of The Bluebook and provides a complete and thorough overview of citation form hands-on exercises in every chapter guide students through all essential topics and answer keys to the exercises are also included chapters presented in a logical, step-by-step format to help students build confidence with citation skills a section on preparing tables of authorities for briefs and court documents highlights a topic not covered in either The Bluebook or the ALWD Citation Manual

House Practice

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

Author: Charles W. Johnson (III),John V. Sullivan,Thomas J. Wickham

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160937842

Category: Law

Page: 1055

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Published by the Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives. Contains the parliamentary precedents of the United States House of Representatives. The compilation of the parliamentary precedents of the House is as important as any other function of the Office of the Parliamentarian. For each procedural decision made on the floor of the House, the Parliamentarian extracts the proceedings from the daily Congressional Record and writes a parliamentary syllabus. These “headnotes” must be precise, stating the real substance of the decision and its legal rationale in suitably narrow terms. To bridge the span between a digest of decisions and formally published precedents, the Parliamentarian publishes House Practice: A Guide to the Rules, Precedents and Procedures of the House, a condensed compilation of procedures of current application. Other related products: Senate Manual, 2013, Containing the Standing Rules, Orders, Laws, and Resolutions Affecting the Business of the United States Senate is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-071-01569-8 Senate Election Law Guidebook 2010 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07602-0 Examining the Filibuster: Hearings, April 22, 2010; May 19, 2010; June 23, 2010; July 28, 2010; and September 22 and 29, 2010 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07599-6 Congressional Oversight Panel September Oversight Report: Assessing the TARP on the Eve of Its Expiration, September 16, 2010 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-071-01536-1

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

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Handbook of Child Language Disorders

2nd Edition

Author: Richard G. Schwartz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1315283514

Category: Psychology

Page: 674

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The acquisition of language is one of the most remarkable human achievements. When language acquisition fails to occur as expected, the impact can be far-reaching, affecting all aspects of the child’s life and the child’s family. Thus, research into the nature, causes, and remediation of children’s language disorders provides important insights into the nature of language acquisition and its underlying bases and leads to innovative clinical approaches to these disorders. This second edition of the Handbook of Child Language Disorders brings together a distinguished group of clinical and academic researchers who present novel perspectives on researching the nature of language disorders in children. The handbook is divided into five sections: Typology; Bases; Language Contexts; Deficits, Assessment, and Intervention; and Research Methods. Topics addressed include autism, specific language impairment, dyslexia, hearing impairment, and genetic syndromes and their deficits, along with introductions to genetics, speech production and perception, neurobiology, linguistics, cognitive science, and research methods. With its global context, this handbook also includes studies concerning children acquiring more than one language and variations within and across languages. Thoroughly revised, this edition offers state-of-the-art information in child language disorders together in a single volume for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. It will also serve as a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in speech-language pathology, audiology, special education, and neuropsychology, as well as for individuals interested in any aspect of language acquisition and its disorders.

Unsere Revolution

Wir brauchen eine gerechte Gesellschaft

Author: Bernie Sanders

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715750

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Bernie Sanders zeigt, dass eine wahre gesellschaftliche Erneuerung nur von links geschehen kann. Seine Ideen eines modernen demokratischen Sozialismus sind wichtiger als je zuvor – für die USA und für die ganze Welt. In der führenden Nation des Westens spielen die Belange der Mittelschicht und der Geringverdiener, aber auch die des Umweltschutzes und der Minder heiten eine empörend geringe Rolle. Doch der Sozialist Bernie Sanders kämpft weiter für eine politische Revolution: für eine Ökonomie, die nicht nur Jobs schafft, sondern auch für gerechte Löhne sorgt; für ein Gesundheitswesen, das allen zugute kommt; für den nachhaltigen Schutz unserer Umwelt — und gegen jede Form von Rassismus. Nur so wird es gelingen, den USA und der ganzen Welt eine bessere Zukunft zu schaffen. Sanders’ Buch ist die linkspolitische Agenda für alle, die mit dem Primat der Profitgier und der Willkür des Establishments nicht einverstanden sind und nach neuen Wegen jenseits des Raubtierkapitalismus suchen.

Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives of the United States, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress

Author: House (U S )

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160928574

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The rules of the One Hundred Fourteenth (114th) Congress were adopted on January 6, 2015, when the House agreed to House Reolution 5. In addition to a series of changes to various standing rules, House Resolution 5 included separate free-standing orders constituting procedures to be followed in the One Hundred Fourtheenth (114th) Congress. This revised edition contains the explanations of the changes to the standing rules that appear in the annotations following each rule in the text of this Manual. The House Rules and Manual contains the fundamental source material for parliamentary procedure used in the House of Representatatives: the Constitution of the United Sates: applicable provisions of Jefferson's Manual: Rules of the Houe (as of the date of this volume); provisions of law and resolutions haviing the force of Rules of the House; and pertinent decisions of the Speakers and other presideing officers of the House and Committee of the Whole interpreting rules and other procedural authority used in the House of Representatives.

Längengrad

Die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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John Harrison, ein schottischer Uhrmacher, setzte sich ein ehrgeiziges und unmöglich erscheinendes Ziel: eine Methode zu ersinnen, die es Seeleuten ermöglicht, den genauen Längengrad ihrer Position auf See zu bestimmen. Über vierzig Jahre arbeitete Harrison wie besessen an der Herstellung eines perfekten Chronometers und kam schließlich — trotz Missgunst und zahlreicher Anfeindungen — zum Erfolg. Dava Sobels in luzider Prosa erzählte Geschichte dieser wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche wurde ein überwältigender internationaler Erfolg.

Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft : das Netzwerk des Leugnens

Author: Erik M. Conway,Naomi Oreskes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527412115

Category: Democracy and science

Page: 389

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Ein ganz realer Thriller: Wie skrupellose Lobbyisten seriöse Forscher diffamierten und gezielt Falschinformationen in lancierten Medienkampagnen global verbreiteten. Der Plot ist hollywoodreif, die Geschichte so skandalträchtig wie bestürzend Eine Handvoll Forscher leugnet, manipuliert und diskreditiert anerkannte wissenschaftliche Tatsachen wie den Klimawandel oder den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Rauchen und gesundheitlichen Risiken. Doch Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft (im Original Merchants of Doubt) ist kein fiktiver Roman, sondern berichtet von der Realität. In den USA sorgte das Buch von Naomi Oreskes und Erik M. Conway für Furore und wurde zum Bestseller. Kein Wunder, die Geschichte, die sie erzählen, ist schließlich unglaublich – es ist die Geschichte über den Kampf gegen Fakten und über den Handel mit dem Zweifel, über die Manipulation der Medien und die Diffamierung Einzelner. Und sie geht uns alle an. Schließlich lehnten die USA als einzige Industrienation die Ratifizierung des Kyoto–Protokolls ab und verhinderten so wichtige Schritte des Klimaschutzes. Ein Lehrstück über die Macht der Industrielobby und ihre Handlanger aus Politik und Wissenschaft und ein Lehrstück darüber, wie erschreckend einfach es möglich ist, mit unlauteren Absichten selbst seriöse Medien zu beeinflussen und mit nachweislich falschen Informationen zu »füttern«.

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Wie wir anders leben, arbeiten und eine neue Ära des Wohlstands begründen werden

Author: Richard Florida

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593391252

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Vom Autor des internationalen Bestsellers The Rise of the Creative Class Die Kreativen sind der Wirtschaftsmotor der Zukunft. Sie sind der Rohstoff, auf den die neue Wirtschaftsordnung nach der Krise setzen muss. Für allgemeinen, dauerhaften Wohlstand müssen wir jetzt handeln und das kreative Potenzial unserer Gesellschaft aktivieren.

Lean In

Frauen und der Wille zum Erfolg

Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370578X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.

Freut euch und jubelt

Apostolisches Schreiben "Gaudete et exsultate" über den Ruf zur Heiligkeit in der Welt von heute

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451814765

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Franziskus fordert gerne einmal "Gesichter von freudigen Menschen", der Papst hält Freude für ein zentrales Element im Leben. Das hat er in seinen Werken, Ansprachen und Predigten immer wieder klargemacht. In seinem Lehrschreiben "Freut euch und jubelt" formuliert er neue Gedanken dazu und verbindet sie auf originelle Weise mit dem Begriff der "Heiligkeit". Heiligkeit als etwas, zu dem jeder von uns berufen ist, zu einem erfüllten und gelingenden Leben. Franziskus spricht über unseren konkreten Alltag, über die Herausforderungen und Sorgen, aber eben auch eine Freude, die das Leben durchzieht und trägt. Die Gedanken des Papstes sind ein kostbarer Schlüssel zum Evangelium, das als Botschaft nicht nur froh, sondern auch Freude macht, und das Franziskus uns so neu aufschließt. Sein persönliches Lob der "Mittelschicht der Heiligkeit", eine päpstliche Ode an die Freude und ein inspirierendes Werk für alle - Christen und Nichtchristen.

Missouri Medicine

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Includes the association's Minutes of the annual session, 1953-