American Congressional Dictionary, 3D Edition (Paperback)

American Congressional Dictionary, 3D Edition By Walter Kravitz, Cq Press (Editor) Cover Image
By Walter Kravitz, Cq Press (Editor)
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From Absence of a Quorum to Zone Whip, this handy desk reference volume aides librarians, students, and adults with more than 900 entries.

For example:

  • Hopper - a box on the clerk′s desk in the House into which members deposit proposed bills.
  • Absolute Majority - A vote requiring approval by a majority of all members of a house rather than a majority of members present and voting.
  • Queen of the Hill Rule - A House rule allowing votes on a series of amendments to a bill but directs that the amendment with the most votes wins, even if others also received a majority.

American Congressional Dictionary was written originally by Walter Kravitz, who was senior expert on Congress with the Congressional Research Service. Since his death, the volume has been updated by former CRS colleagues and now serves as the official definition guide for CRS experts.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781568026114
ISBN-10: 1568026110
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2001
Pages: 288
Language: English