Congressional Procedure by Richard A. Arenberg


Congressional Procedure

A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress

By Richard A. Arenberg
Foreword by Alan S. Frumin

Congressional Procedure explains the legislative and congressional budget processes along with all aspects of Congress.

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A clear explanation of the workings of the United States government that should be required reading for politically engaged Americans.

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Congressional Procedure


An ideal guide, Richard Arenberg leads the way through the labyrinth of congressional procedure. Having staffed in both the House and Senate, crafted legislative tactics, and taught how Congress works, he can explain complex issues lucidly.

Donald A. Ritchie, Historian Emeritus, U.S. Senate

[T]he ultimate guide and master blueprint to the legislative process.

Olympia Snowe, U.S. Senate (R-ME) (1994-2013); U.S. House of Representatives (1978-1993)

It may take time to be familiar with the ins and outs of Capitol Hill, but Arenberg gives us a great place to begin and an excellent manual to carry with us on the way.

Ron Elving, Senior Editor and Correspondent / NPR News, Executive in Residence / School of Public Affairs / American University

  • Gold Winner in the 31st Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards in Political & Current Events 2019 Benjamin Franklin Award Winner
  • Finalist in the 2019 Indie Book Awards in General Non-Fiction and Education/Academic (NonFiction)
  • Finalist in the 2018 Foreword Indies in Reference and Education (Adult NonFiction)
  • Honorable Mention in the 2019 Eric Hoffer Award in Reference

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2018, 240 pages
Library of Congress Control Number: 2018903177
ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-299-9

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-282-1
ISBN 10: 1587332825

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