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Congress For Dummies

David Silverberg, Dennis Hastert (Foreword by), Tom Daschel (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-1-118-05381-2
388 pages
March 2011
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Part I: Considering the Two Chambers.

Chapter 1: Welcome to Congress.

Chapter 2: Running Your House: The House of Representatives.

Chapter 3: Scoping Out the Senate.

Part II: Looking at the Legislative Process.

Chapter 4: Introducing a Bill.

Chapter 5: Meeting the Players, Setting the Schedule.

Chapter 6: Reaching the Floor and Beyond.

Part III: Following the Money.

Chapter 7: Raising Revenues.

Chapter 8: Budgeting, Authorizing, and Appropriating Government Money.

Chapter 9: Putting Your Political Contributions to Work.

Part IV: Lobbying from All Angles.

Chapter 10: Looking at Lobbying.

Chapter 11: Explaining Your Cause.

Chapter 12: Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty: Lobbying Members of Congress.

Chapter 13: Getting the Job Done: Congressional Staff.

Chapter 14: Making the Most of the Media.

Chapter 15: Working with Various Media.

Part V: Putting the Practical Side to Use.

Chapter 16: Making Use of Congressional Services.

Chapter 17: Visiting Congress.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Conducting a Lobbying Campaign.

Chapter 19: The Ten Commandments for Dealing with Congressional Staff.

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Dealing with Journalists.

Chapter 21: Not Even Ten Suggestions for Improving Congress.

Part VII: The Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary of Congressional and Political Terms.

Appendix B: Committees of the 107th Congress.

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