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by Steven S. Smith

eBook Call to Order: Floor Politics in the House and Senate download ISBN: 0815780133
Author: Steven S. Smith
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press (June 1, 1989)
Language: English
Pages: 269
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Category: Political
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Steven S. Smith is the director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government .

Steven S. Smith is the director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.

But floor politics in the 1980s took on a distinct character, particularly in the House. Budget politics, new procedural innovations, leadership tactics, and other developments made these years quite different from the unsettled seventies. Smith carefully considers these changes, their relationships to one another, the new role of floor activity in both houses of Congress, and the overall implications for congressional policy making.

Fred R. Harris, "The Transformation of the . Steven S. Smith," The Journal of Politics 52, no. 4 (No. 1990): 1261-1263.

Robert, Henry . et al. (2011). Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-306-82020-5. Senate floor procedures. House floor procedures.

Smith's books include The Senate Syndrome: The Evolution of Procedure Warfare in the Modern . Choice: The Formation of the Russian State Duma (Princeton), with Thomas Remington, and Politics Over Process: Partisan Conflict and Post-Passage Processes in the .

Washington: Brookings Institution, 1989. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

StevenS The distinctively committee-centered politics of the House became more .

p. em. Includes index. ISBN 0-8157-80 14- 1 (alk. paper). The distinctively committee-centered politics of the House became more fluid. Most policy decisions continued to be made in committee or subcommittee, but more decisions were challenged on the floor. Contested amendments are defined throughout the book as amendments that were subject to a teller or recorded vote for which the vote split was 60-40 (or 40-60) or closer.

Congress is playing by new rules--a changing distribution of power in Congress, a more complex interplay of rules and procedures and policy, and a new role for floor politics in the legislative process. In Call to Order, Smith outlines how a fairly stable period of reform in the 1950s and the early 1960s erupted into a turbulent period of reform in the 1970s. New issues spawned a variety of organized interest groups, and these, coupled with growing constituency pressures, increased the demand for members to champion causes. But floor politics in the 1980s took on a distinct character, particularly in the House. Budget politics, new procedural innovations, leadership tactics, and other developments made these years quite different from the unsettled seventies. Smith carefully considers these changes, their relationships to one another, the new role of floor activity in both houses of Congress, and the overall implications for congressional policy making.