Congress of the United States: Powers, Structure, and Procedures
Nova Publishers, 2001 - 288 sidor
The new millenium has been ushered in by an astonishing sequence of events in the U.S.: the Florida election debacle; a new presidene\t who actually lost the popular vote; a Senate divided exactly 50/50 and a House in turmoil as well. The importance of Congress in such a period of turbulence cannot be overstated. This outstanding new book brings clarity to the organization and functioning of the COnrress of the U.S.
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The Amending Process in the Senate
Filibusters and Cloture in the Senate
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Sida 5 - The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State...
Sida 4 - The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Sida 5 - Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the power and duties of his office...