Chapter 12 Review

Rules of lawmaking how a bill becomes a law i how do

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Unformatted text preview: ees. In an effort to increase the influence of party leaders on policy making, the Republican leadership weakened the power of committees in 2001. Members of Congress rely on their staffers to draft proposals, organize hearings, and negotiate with interest groups and other representatives. In addition to individual members, congressional committees and agencies also have large staffs. Support agencies, including the General Accounting Office and the Congressional Budget Office enhance Congress’s ability to oversee the executive branch. Members of Congress also form informal caucuses to pursue common interests. Rules of Lawmaking: How a Bill Becomes a Law I. How do the rules of congressional procedure influence the fate of legislation and determine the distribution of power in Congress? Legislation is influenced by institutional structure and the proce...
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