Congressional Intent

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The next part of this book will be concerned with the causes and results of the deterioration of Congress's mission as a study and deliberative body.


NOTES
1.
D. Vogler, The Third House: Conference Committees in the U.S. Congress (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1971); J. Sundquist, The Decline and Resurgence of Congress ( Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1981); S. Smith and C. Deering, Committees in Congress, 2d ed. ( Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1990); S. Smith, Call to Order: Floor Politics in the House and Senate ( Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1989); M. Malbin, Unelected Representatives: Congressional Staff and the Future of Representative Government ( New York: Basic Books, 1979); D. Lambro, "Congressional Oversights," Policy Review (Spring 1981): 115-128.
2.
D. Broder, Behind the Front Page: A Candid Look at How the News Is Made ( New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987).
3.
L. Halpert, "Legislative Oversight and the Partisan Composition of Government," Presidential Studies Quarterly (Fall 1981): 479-491; F. Kaiser, "Congressional Action to Overturn Agency Rules: Alternatives to the 'Legislative Veto,'" Administrative Law Review (Fall 1980): 667-711; Lambro, "Congressional Oversights": 115-128.
4.
U.S. Congress, Organization of Congress: Hearings before the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, Part 2, 17-20 May 1965 ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1965), p. 180.
6.
M. Farrand, ed., The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, 4 vols. ( New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1937); Clinton Rossiter, 1787 The Grand Convention ( London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1968); G. Galloway, History of the House of Representatives, 2d ed., rev. by Sidney Wise, ( New York: Crowell, 1976); C. Collier and J. Collier, Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787 ( New York: Ballantine, 1986).
7.
Roger Davidson and Walter Oleszek, Congress and Its Members, 3d ed. ( Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1990), p. 13; A. Josephy Jr. , On the Hill: A History of the American Congress ( New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980); C. Warren, The Making of the Constitution ( Boston: Little, Brown, 1928).
8.
B. de Boinville, ed., Origins and Development of Congress, 2d ed. ( Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1982), p. 98.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures and Tables xi
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface xvii
  • Part I- Study and Deliberation 1
  • 1- Prologue 3
  • Notes 6
  • 2- Study and Deliberation In Congress 9
  • Notes 28
  • 3- Congress and the Presidents 31
  • Notes 42
  • 4- The Will of the House 45
  • Notes 60
  • 5- Committees: House Of Representatives 63
  • Notes 77
  • Part II- Undermining the Study and Deliberative Process 79
  • 6- Executive Strategies 81
  • Notes 92
  • 7- The Germaneness Issue 95
  • Notes 108
  • 8- Committee and Rules Strategies 111
  • Notes 120
  • Part III- The Public Interest 123
  • 9- Special Interest And Lobbyist Agenda 125
  • Notes 131
  • 10- Blueprint for Reform 133
  • EPILOGUE 140
  • Notes 141
  • Bibliography 143
  • Index 159
  • About the Authors 169
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