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The U.S. House of Representatives : fundamentals of American government
2015
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<p>The third book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series explores the inner workings of this important part of the legislative branch. As with Selecting a President and The U.S. Senate , this book is written for all audiences, but voiced toward high school seniors and college freshmen--or any citizen interested in a concise yet authoritative exploration of this representative entity.</p> <p>Written by former social policy analyst and political writer Matthew Spieler, this compelling and digestible book carefully examines and explains exactly how the House of Representatives operates. From its voting procedure to historic beginnings and modern day issues, there is no area of this governmental body left un-revealed.</p>
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
1Election to the U.S. Housep. 7
2The Leadershipp. 22
3The Rules Committeep. 48
4Standing Committeesp. 58
5Legislative Service Organizationsp. 76
6Floor Debatep. 90
7Case Study-The Affordable Care Actp. 106
Notesp. 139
Appendix ASpeakers of the United States House of Representativesp. 155
Appendix BThe House of Representatives: Standing Committees And Their Subcommitteesp. 159
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