Congress
<ul><ul><li>How It Works </li></ul></ul>
Legislative Process
Legislative Process
Legislative Process
<ul><ul><li>Parties and Caucuses  </li></ul></ul>
 
 
Legislative Process
<ul><ul><li>Committees and Staff </li></ul></ul>
Legislative Process <ul><li>Importance of Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Seniority System within Committees </li></ul><ul><l...
Legislative Process Multiple Referrals Multiple Referrals
Committees
Staff Agencies
Legislative Process Committees Committees
Legislative Process
<ul><ul><li>Getting it out of committee </li></ul></ul>
Legislative Process Bypass Committee  (discharge petitions) (discharge petitions)
<ul><ul><li>Once out of committee... </li></ul></ul>
Type of Resolutions
Floor Debate
Floor Debate
Floor Debate
Filibuster <ul><li>Remember the senate is run by politics even if the </li></ul><ul><li>terminology is of “laws, rules, pr...
Filibuster <ul><li>How does a quorum call affect the chance of a  </li></ul><ul><li>filibuster? </li></ul><ul><li>What doe...
Filibuster <ul><li>Do you think a filibuster encourages bipartisanship or polarization? </li></ul>
Filibuster <ul><li>They can change the rules. Why don’t they change </li></ul><ul><li>the procedure rules of filibuster? <...
Legislative Process More Filibusters More Filibusters
Legislative Process Polarization Polarization
Legislative Process Fewer Moderates in the House Fewer Moderates in the House
Methods of Voting
 
Voting
Clean Air Act as an example of the legislative process
Legislative Process Case Study- Clean Air Act Case Study- Clean Air Act
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Actually Getting A Bill Passed

  1. 1. Congress
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>How It Works </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Legislative Process
  4. 4. Legislative Process
  5. 5. Legislative Process
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Parties and Caucuses </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Legislative Process
  8. 10. <ul><ul><li>Committees and Staff </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Legislative Process <ul><li>Importance of Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Seniority System within Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Role of Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Veto </li></ul><ul><li>Veto Overrides </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket Vetoes </li></ul>
  10. 12. Legislative Process Multiple Referrals Multiple Referrals
  11. 13. Committees
  12. 14. Staff Agencies
  13. 15. Legislative Process Committees Committees
  14. 16. Legislative Process
  15. 17. <ul><ul><li>Getting it out of committee </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Legislative Process Bypass Committee (discharge petitions) (discharge petitions)
  17. 19. <ul><ul><li>Once out of committee... </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20. Type of Resolutions
  19. 21. Floor Debate
  20. 22. Floor Debate
  21. 23. Floor Debate
  22. 24. Filibuster <ul><li>Remember the senate is run by politics even if the </li></ul><ul><li>terminology is of “laws, rules, procedures.” </li></ul><ul><li>Define cloture </li></ul><ul><li>Why has the threat of filibuster increased in the past 25 years? </li></ul>1) 1960s - value of time - Senators decided threat was good enough 2) more polarization
  23. 25. Filibuster <ul><li>How does a quorum call affect the chance of a </li></ul><ul><li>filibuster? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the Sgt. At Arms do? </li></ul>1988 Campaign finance reform - D Byrd - quorum - R Packwood bars the door.
  24. 26. Filibuster <ul><li>Do you think a filibuster encourages bipartisanship or polarization? </li></ul>
  25. 27. Filibuster <ul><li>They can change the rules. Why don’t they change </li></ul><ul><li>the procedure rules of filibuster? </li></ul>1) 1st rule change is no filibuster on a rule change 2) constitutional mandate overrides 3) why not Senator Harkin’s gradual thresh hold? 60-57-54-51
  26. 28. Legislative Process More Filibusters More Filibusters
  27. 29. Legislative Process Polarization Polarization
  28. 30. Legislative Process Fewer Moderates in the House Fewer Moderates in the House
  29. 31. Methods of Voting
  30. 33. Voting
  31. 34. Clean Air Act as an example of the legislative process
  32. 35. Legislative Process Case Study- Clean Air Act Case Study- Clean Air Act

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