Describes the contemporary legislative process as it really operates, leading readers step by step t...
Describes the contemporary legislative process as it really operates, leading readers step by step through the legislative process and exploring special procedures and practices, factors that have contributed to their emergence, and their consequences for the lawmaking process and the legislation produced. Illustrates the contemporary legislative process with case studies on national service legislation, managed care reform legislation, and the 1997 balanced budget deal between President Clinton and Congress. The author teaches American politics at the University of California-Los Angeles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)