Senate Procedure and Practice is a practical, real-world explanation of the legislative process in the U.S. Senate. Filled with fascinating stories and insights, this book highlights not only why a given rule is in place, but also how it is practiced. Now in its second edition, the book has been updated to discuss the impact the Democratic takeover has had on basic Senate procedures and practices, including much-discussed Rule XXVIII.
Martin B. Gold is a partner in Covington & Burling's Washington office and is co-chair of the firm's Legislative Practice Group. Most recently, he served as floor advisor and counsel to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, assisting in all aspects of floor procedure and strategy during Senator Frist's first session as Majority Leader. Gold is one of the country's leading experts on congressional procedures, and for many years has been on the faculty of Congressional Quarterly. He was recently recognized by The Washingtonian as "One of the Top 50 Lobbyists" in DC.
Chapter 1. Senate Procedure and Practice Chapter 2. Legislative Business Chapter 3. Floor Debates Chapter 4. Legislation and Committee Procedures Chapter 5. Bills and Joint Resolutions Chapter 6. The Amendment Process Chapter 7. Voting in the Senate Chapter 8. Finalizing Legislation to Send to the President's Desk Chapter 9. The Appropriations and Budget Processes in the Senate Chapter 10. Executive Business and the Executive Calender