Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-01-01 - Publisher: SAGE
Providing a comprehensive examination of the origins, development, and status of committees and committee systems in both the House and Senate, this edition carries on the book's tradition of comprehensive coverage, empirical richness, and theoretical relevance in its discussion of these essential and distinguishing features of our national legislature. While
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
For most bills in American legislatures, the issue of turf—or which committee has jurisdiction over a bill—can make all the difference. Turf governs the flow and fate of all legislation. In this innovative study, David C. King explains how jurisdictional areas for committees are created and changed in Congress. Political
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Stanford University Press
Common Ground shows that while committees in the House of Representatives face overlapping and ambiguous jurisdictions on issues ranging from health care reform to homeland security, the problem of turf wars is overstated as panels are able to bargain and cooperate successfully matters of shared interest.