9781568027173

Inside Congress: A Cq Reader : 107th Congress

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    9781568027173

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    1568027176

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: Cq Pr
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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction ix
The Modern Congress 1(9)
A Congress of Newcomers
2(5)
A demographic portrait of the 107the Congress
2(5)
Julie R. Hirschfeld
Moderates and Mavericks
7(3)
An exploration of the dynamics in a closely divided Congress
David Nather
Adriel Baterlheim
Congressional Elections 10(23)
A Tied Election
11(11)
A retrospective analysis of the 2000 election results, including a country-by-country breakdown of Bush and Gore votes
Gregory L. Giroux
The Lines of Battle
22(3)
A preview of redistricting fight from the Capitol Hill perspective
Karen Forestel
Voting on Campaign Spending
25(3)
An inside-the-House analysis previewing the vote on compaign fundraising that never happened
John Cochran
Ballot Questions
28(5)
An examination of the election law changes sough in Congress as a result of the ballot disputes in the presidental election
John Cochran
Political Parties and Leaders 33(16)
The Temptation to Rebel
34(3)
Rebel moves by John McChain and Zell Miller in the 30-50 Senate
Andrew Taylor
A Tough Leader in a Delicate Position
37(2)
A profile of House GOP Whip Tom Delay in the light of a closely divided Congress
Karen Forestel
The Party Without the President
39(3)
The emerging legislative strategy of Democrats in the 107th Congress
Karen Forstel
The Senate Switch
42(4)
The party-switch announcement of Senator Jeffords that flipped the Senate to the Democratic Party
Andrew Taylor
A Majority Leader's Real Debut
46(3)
In his first test as majority leader, Daschel engineers a big win on a Democratic issue
Andrew Taylor
Congressional Committees 49(16)
Seniority Is No Longer Enough
50(4)
A look at the Steering Committee process that was used to choose charimen after the GOP imposed term limits on its committee leaders
Karen Forestel
A Tense Opening for the 107th
54(5)
The impact of new chairmen and jurisdiction disputes on commitees
Karen Forestel
Alan K. Ota
Claiming Turf with a Gavel
59(2)
The legislative dynamic between committee chairs and the White House
Adriel Betterheim
One Working Relationship
61(4)
The relationship between senators Charles Grassley and Max Baucus on the Finance Committee and the was policy works its way through
Lori Nitschke
Rules and Procedures 65(15)
Equality in the Senate
66(3)
How the Democrats manewered to claim a power-sharing arrangement
Andrew Taylor
The Deal Is Easy, the Details Aren't
69(2)
The practical realities of implementing the 50-50 accord
Andrew Taylor
Procedure and Consequence
71(3)
The obscure Senate parliamentarian becomes a national story when then-Majority Leader Trent Lott firs him over rulings
Andrew Taylor
Another Senate Deal, Another Set of Details
74(2)
Negotiations on reorganizing the Senate after Jeffords' switch
Andrew Taylor
The Vote That Never Happened
76(4)
An Excellent example of how procedure can trump substance, this time in the House
John Cochran
Congress and the Making of Public Policy 80(23)
Being Bold in the Chair
81(6)
A profile of Representative Billy Tauzin and how he hopes to drive policy on many issues
Alan K. Ota
Privacy, the Internet and Congress
87(6)
Congress' role in ever-changing issue such as electronic privacy
Adriel Bettelheim
Welfare Overhaul's Next Wave
93(6)
The return of welfare reform to the congressional agenda
David Nather
Dealing After the Rhetoric
99(4)
An overview of the issues and interests in the education debate
David Nather
Congress and the President 103(19)
The Presidency Bush Inherits
104(10)
A historical analysis of the ebb and flow of executive branch power in Washington
Adriel Battelheim
Political Capital, the Precious Commodity
114(2)
A discussion of the ambiguous authority a president has over Congress
Daivd Nather
Fiscal Discipline in a Time of Plenty
116(4)
The practical difficulty of maintaining fiscal austerity in a time of abundance tests the president's ability to control his party on the Hill
Daniel J. Parks
Andrew Taylor
The Veto Threat
120(2)
A look at Bush's first overt use of a veto threat and the historical subtleties behind it
Andrew Taylor
Congress and the Courts 122(11)
Nominating Judges: President vs. Senate
123(5)
The Senate's advise and consent role has become another partisan tool
Elizabeth A. Palmer
An Easing of the Bitterness
128(5)
Bush's first batch of nominees is greeted well, but old issues linger
Elizabeth A. Palmer
Congress and the Bureaucracy 133(16)
Federal Regulations in a GOP Capital
134(5)
Regulatory control in an all-GOP government
Rebecca Adams
Managing Agencies: Congress and the INS
139(3)
Cjongress and the president prepare to tackle a tough agency
Elizabeth A. Palmer
When the Spending Is Mandatory
142(3)
A look ar making budgets work with mandatory spending requirements
Mary Agens Carey
Restructuring the Military
145(4)
Reorganizing the greatest bureaucracy of them all, the Pentagon
Pat Towell
Congress and Interest Groups 149
Strength in Numbers for Lobbying
150
Coalition lobbying, once popular among like-minded groups, returns
Lori Nitschke
The Trade Balance for Bush and Congress
155
Bush's view on trade must balance with domestic needs
Julie R. Hirschfield
A Case Study in Lobbying
159
Business groups move quickly to push back work place rules
Rebecca Adams
An Interest Group Wins
161
New workplace rules are set aside
Rebecca Adams

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