Understanding how Congressional political parties utilize floor procedure to advance a legislative agenda is fundamental to understanding how Congress operates. This book offers students and researchers an in-depth understanding of the procedural tools available to congressional leaders and committee chairs and how those tools are implemented in the House of Representatives, the Senate, and during negotiations between the chambers. While other volumes provide the party or the procedural perspective, this book combines these two features to create a robust analysis of the role that party can play in making procedural decisions. Additionally, the contributors provide an opportunity to take a holistic look at Congress and understand the changing dynamics of congressional power and its implementation over time. The second edition of Party and Procedure in the United States Congress includes case studies and analyses of the changes and innovations that have occurred since 2012, including the “nuclear option.”
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; July 2016
- ISBN 9781442258747
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Party and Procedure in the United States Congress
- Author: Jacob R. Straus (ed.); Matthew E. Glassman (ed.)
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In The Press
First edition praise: Each work in this volume highlights the importance of procedural rules in a unique and intriguing manner. . . . The power of this book is the way examinations of both narrow and broad uses of procedural rules are seamlessly woven together. Individually, each book chapter can stand on its own, but together these works paint a fascinating picture of the strategic use of procedural rules in the modern Congress.
About The Author
Jacob R. Straus is an analyst with the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress with a research specialization on Congress, lobbying and ethics, public policy and American political development. He is an adjunct professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Shady Grove campus.
Matthew E. Glassman is an analyst with the Congressional Research Service, where he focuses on congressional operations and administration, legislative branch appropriations, and congressional history. He teaches courses on the Congress and interest groups as an adjunct professor at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.