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Unit 9
Legislative Lingo
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The Legislative Junkie

The Legislative Junkie

Unit 9


For a detailed outline of procedures, see Walter J. Oleszek, Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2004).

For a definition of key congressional terms, see Walter Kravitz, Congressional Quarterly's American Congressional Dictionary ( Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2001) or Paul Dickson and Paul Clancy, The Congress Dictionary (New York, N.Y.: John Wiley and Sons, 1993) or David R. Tarr and Ann O'Connor (editors), Congress A to Z (Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2003).




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Home Unit 1: Introduction Unit 2: From Problems to Solutions Unit 3: Origin of Bills Unit 4: Bill Drafting and Floor Introduction Unit 5: Referral to Committee Unit 6: Subcommittee Review Unit 7: Mark-up and Subcommittee Voting Unit 8: Committee Action Unit 9: Scheduling Floor Consideration Unit 10: Floor Debate Unit 11: Floor Votes Unit 12: Ironing Out Differences Unit 13: Presidential Action and Congressional Reaction Unit 14: The Legislative Processes