Oct 19, 2020  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
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POSC 284 - Legislative Process

3 hours
This course will focus on the legislative process—how a bill becomes a law—in detail. We will examine how power, politics, and the often neglected procedural rules all combine in different ways to produce varying legislative outcomes. We will start with the question of where legislative ideas arise and follow those ideas through the maze of the House and Senate party structure, committee system, and parliamentary games until they die or see the president’s desk. We will also examine the entirely separate legislative budget process.

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in social sciences.



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