Inside Congress

A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate Floors

Author: Trevor Corning,Reema Dodin,Kyle Nevins

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815727348

Category: Political Science

Page: 60

View: 1525

Required reading for anyone who wants to understand how to work within Congress. The House and Senate have unique rules and procedures to determine how legislation moves from a policy idea to law. Evolved over the last 200 years, the rules of both chambers are designed to act as the engine for that process. Each legislative body has its own leadership positions to oversee this legislative process. To the novice, whether a newly elected representative, a lawmaker’s staff on her first day at work, or a constituent visiting Washington, the entire process can seem incomprehensible. What is an open rule for a House Appropriations bill and how does it affect consideration? Why are unanimous consent agreements needed in the Senate? The authors of Inside Congress, all congressional veterans, have written the definitive guide to how Congress really works. It is the accessible and necessary resource to understanding and interpreting procedural tools, arcane precedents, and the role of party politics in the making of legislation in Congress.

Understanding American Government and Politics

A Guide for A2 Politics Students

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062698

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 7058

This book provides a broad historical background to American politics, and also a social and economic setting, and closely follows the syllabuses of the three main English examination boards (AQA, Edexcel and OCR).

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104909962

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 8405

Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)

Nurses Making Policy, Second Edition

From Bedside to Boardroom

Author: Rebecca M. Patton, DNP, RN, CNOR, FAAN,Margarete L. Zalon, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN,Ruth Ludwick, PhD, RN-BC, APRN-CNS, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826142230

Category: Medical

Page: 564

View: 9734

Praise for the First Edition: “There is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of experience to illustrate the key points...This outstanding resource will help motivate many more nurses to get involved in the policy process”...Score: 93 - 4 Stars! --Doody's Medical Reviews Written by distinguished nurse leaders with expertise in policy, practice, education, and research, this book is a practical “how-to” guide written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy competencies to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena. Co-published with the American Nurses Association, the book examines the pivotal role of nurses involved in health policy, making it an essential resource for nurses pursuing advanced education and desiring to enhance their expertise in making policy and facilitating its change. The book addresses recent changes impacting healthcare and many other topics including information on the increased need for primary care providers, how full practice authority has been implemented in different states, the need for an enhanced RN role in ambulatory care, and ongoing changes to the Affordable Care Act. This edition describes the distinct role of nurses impacting policies on the front lines of healthcare. Current issues with detailed examples of how nurses can exert influence at local, state, national, and global levels at each step of the policymaking process are presented. This second edition emphasizes collaboration within healthcare institutions, professional organizations, and government for the development of policies from bedside to boardroom. Using descriptive cases, the book delves into the growing role of nurses in elected and appointed office. The book clarifies the process of identifying issues that need a policy solution. A timely contribution focuses on evaluating policy sources, such as “Fake News.” It stresses how evidence must be used to strengthen policy initiatives. Woven throughout are essential themes basic to healthcare: ethics, leadership, safety, care access, and quality of care. New to the Second Edition: Revised chapters featuring inspirational, motivational, and practical stories representing different steps of the policy process A new chapter, “Valuing Global Realities for Health Policy,” emphasizing issues that unite nurses globally and the role of nurses as global citizens Expanded content on steps of policy analysis and evaluating evidence to support policy An appraisal and evaluation of converged media, including “Fake News” Guidance on working with the ongoing evolution of the Affordable Care Act An examination of health in all policies to improve community and population health Added focus on work environments as part of achieving the Quadruple Aim of healthcare The latest developments in advanced practice registered nurse regulation Key Features: Delineates the steps, strategies, and competencies needed for health policy advocacy in organizational, educational, and political settings Provides perspective relevant to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing doctor of nursing practice (DNP) Essentials Includes real world examples of policymaking on the frontlines of clinical practice Provides exemplars from high profile national and international nursing policy leaders Examines how nurses are leaders in a variety of policy arenas Illustrates policies to address social and economic inequities impacting health Describes how evidence is used to advance policy

Insider's Guide to Key Committee Staff of the U.S. Congress 2009

Author: Bernan Press

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 159888333X

Category: Political Science

Page: 788

View: 2018

ItOs All Who You Know When Working the System HereOs How to Get to Know the Right People The worldOs attention turned to the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama took the Presidential oath of office. But inside the building, changes had already taken place that would have broad implications for his agenda. The 111th Congress had convened on January 6 with a far stronger Democratic majority than the one that had preceded it. Their ambitious legislative agenda requires the assistance of their staffs to prepare them for all the important issues on the legislative table. Thus, it is more important than ever to know about senior congressional committee staff members and the role they play in shaping todayOs legislation. While members of the House of Representatives and the Senate enact laws, it is often their staffers who exert the greatest influence in the lawmaking process. Staffers advise their elected bosses, establish political positions on issues, craft legislation, put policies in place, and play important roles on scores of congressional committees. The next time you need to find out who is the most effective person to advocate your cause D turn to the InsiderOs Guide for all the answers. Overall it provides access to an important, if not very visible, component of the legislative process. Recommended-CHOICE The InsiderOs Guide to Key Committee Staff of the U.S. Congress contains in-depth profiles on key congressional staff members that you will not find elsewhere. The information provided on these personnel gives you not only the contact information and other pertinent data but also the inside track to those people. These are the staffers who work with and support the representatives and senators in various important roles that help to enact change or refine existing laws and codes that govern our nation. With all the sweeping changes that have taken place since the Obama administration took office, this essential resource has never been more important or more valuable. This new edition features over 125 new profiles and is designed to be the ultimate for quick and easy reference. The InsiderOs Guide is the leading source for information on more than 600 congressional staff members. The profiles included feature: In-depth biographical information Detailed professional history and educational background Staff membersO areas of expertise and committee role Up-to-date contact information and photograph, when available Staffers' own insights as to their committeeOs priorities and special projects during this session of Congress Organized by House, Senate, and Joint committee assignments, youOll find both the person youOre looking for and information on his or her individual impact on legislation and decision-making. With this InsiderOs Guide, youOll never again need to question who is the most effective person to advocate your cause.

Who's Who in Congress 1999

Author: CQ Press

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: 9781568020808

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 2108

CQ's handy pocket guide to the Congress gives you the facts behind the faces of our nation's lawmakers. All new and updated, the book features: -- Brief biographies and photographs of all members of the House and Senate -- Complete contact information including fax numbers and Internet addresses -- Committee and Sub-committee assignments -- Congressional leadership structure -- Key House and Senate votes for 1998.

Who's Who in Congress, 1995

Author: Congressional Quarterly, Inc. Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568020624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 7464

Lists background information, office address, telephone number, and voting record for each member of Congress

Insider's Guide to Finding a Job in Washington

Contacts and Strategies to Build Your Career in Public Policy

Author: Bruce Maxwell

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: 9781568024738

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 6540

Billed as the only job-search guide that focuses exclusively on public-policy careers, this book provides tips to getting jobs in the government, private sector, and media in the nation's capital.

Öl!

Roman

Author: Upton Sinclair

Publisher: Manesse Verlag

ISBN: 364109111X

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 4389

Ein Schlüsselroman über die Tyrannei des Raubtierkapitalismus – jetzt in deutscher Neuübersetzung «Öl!» ist das US-Epos über die legendäre Zeit der Ölbarone: übers schnelle Geld und die Faszination jenes Rohstoffs, der wie kein anderer das Antlitz der modernen Zivilisation geprägt hat. Mit ökonomischer Klarsicht schildert Sinclair den Wettlauf ums «schwarze Gold», skrupellose Verteilungskämpfe und das beispiellose Auseinanderdriften von Arm und Reich. Ein Glanzstück welthaltiger, engagierter Romankunst! J. Arnold Ross hat es mit Ehrgeiz, Gerissenheit und Glück zum Erdölmagnaten gebracht, Sohn Bunny ist zum Erben seines «schmierigen Reichtums» auserkoren. Doch statt sich seiner Privilegien zu freuen, verbringt er jede freie Minute auf den Erdölfeldern Kaliforniens und entdeckt dort seine Sympathien für die einfachen Leute. Fortan pendelt der junge Idealist zwischen den Sphären, ohne in einer davon je ganz heimisch zu werden: weder in den verschwörerischen Machtzirkeln seines Vaters noch im gärenden Arbeitermilieu, aber auch nicht auf dem Universitätscampus, geschweige denn in Hollywoods Glamourwelt. Zwischen allen Fronten stehend, muss er erkennen, dass das Leben ehernen Gesetzen von Habgier und Betrug gehorcht. Selten ist die Frage nach einer menschenwürdigen Gesellschaft literarisch eindringlicher gestaltet worden als am Schicksal des edelmütigen Ölprinzen Bunny Ross.

Furcht

Trump im Weißen Haus

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002738

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 2225

Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4002

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Techniques

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Vocational education

Page: N.A

View: 3007

Making education and career connections.

Small Business Resource Guide to the Web

Author: David Peal,Bob McNamara,Suzanne V. Cross,Kathleen Mims

Publisher: Macmillan Computer Pub

ISBN: 9780789710581

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 489

View: 1156

Small Business Resource Guide to the Web 1997 provides all business people -- from those in large corporations to the home-based entrepreneur -- with a comprehensive directory of hundreds of Web sites that focus on their needs. The book also includes guidelines and instructions for creating a successful business presence on the Web, tips and techniques for writing business plans, identifying the startup costs of launching an online business and Web site, and using the Web to stay up-to-date in trends affecting your industry. -- Indispensable, comprehensive directory of Web sites and business-related resources to help large and small businesses -- Time-and money-saving tips for promoting products and services, finding marketing and advertising opportunities, creating customer mailing lists, using state and federal economic and demographics data -- CD-ROM includes Internet Explorer browser software, hyperlinked HTML version of the entire book, and valuable shareware and commercial demo software

Hanns und Rudolf

Der deutsche Jude und die Jagd nach dem Kommandanten von Auschwitz Mit zahlreichen s/w-Abbildungen

Author: Thomas Harding

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342342432X

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 4271

»Thomas Harding eröffnet einen neuen Blick auf das Gift des Nazismus und einen seiner tödlichsten Vollstrecker.« The Times Thomas Harding kannte seinen Großonkel Hanns Alexander als einen freundlichen Mann mit viel Familiensinn, der ein bürgerliches Leben als Bankangestellter in London geführt hatte, sich für die Synagoge engagierte und gerne Witze machte. Seine jüdische Familie stammte aus Berlin und war in den 1930er-Jahren in letzter Minute nach England ins Exil entkommen. Das wussten alle. Ansonsten wurde über den Krieg nicht gesprochen. Erst nach dem Tod von Hanns Alexander erfuhr Harding, dass er ein Nazi-Jäger gewesen war. Er hatte Rudolf Höss, den nach Kriegsende untergetauchten Kommandanten von Auschwitz, in seinem Versteck auf einem Bauernhof in Norddeutschland aufgespürt und so dafür gesorgt, dass ihm der Prozess gemacht wurde.

CQ Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 5064


Keine Zeit

Wenn die Firma zum Zuhause wird und zu Hause nur Arbeit wartet

Author: Arlie Hochschild

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: 9783531144689

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 2443

Diese bahnbrechende Studie aus den USA untersucht die Situation berufstätiger Eltern zwischen den Anforderungen einer globalisierten Arbeitswelt und denen des Familienlebens. Es bleibt buchstäblich ,Keine Zeit'. Warum das so ist, zeigt dieses Buch, ein mitreißender und sehr gut lesbarer Bericht über die Praxis eines Unternehmens im Mittleren Westen der USA, geschrieben von der bekannten amerikanischen Soziologin Arlie Russell Hochschild. Mit ihrer Sensibilität, ihrem scharfen Blick und ihrer Gabe für spannende Porträts gibt Hochschild einen Einblick in das Alltagsleben der Arbeitnehmer bei Amerco von den untersten Rängen bis in die Chefetagen und kommt zu einem faszinierenden Schluss: Der Arbeitsplatz ist - für Männer wie Frauen - zum Zuhause geworden und die Familie ist für viele Eltern ein stressiger Arbeitsplatz.