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Welcome to the sausage factory. http://wifflelevertofull.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/extracts-from-bobs-1984-diary-volume-248/. AGENDA November 9/10, 2011. Today’s topics: Welcome to the Sausage Factory Article I: Powers & Limitations chart Citations 2. Homework due next class:

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Welcome to the sausage factory

Welcome to the sausage factory

http://wifflelevertofull.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/extracts-from-bobs-1984-diary-volume-248/


Agenda november 9 10 2011

AGENDANovember 9/10, 2011

Today’s topics:

Welcome to the Sausage Factory

Article I: Powers & Limitations chart

Citations

2.Homework due next class:

Complete essay


The u s senate legislative process welcome to the sausage factory

The U.S. Senate Legislative Process:Welcome to the Sausage Factory

Take your elements of the legislative process and place them on the table, in order.

  • Work together

  • Several elements may point to the same place

  • No duplicate elements at the same place

    It may help to think about the following “stages” in the legislative process:

  • Idea Stage

  • Drafting

  • Introduction

  • Senate Action


  • Welcome to the sausage factory

    EXAMPLE

    Stage # ____

    Input

    Input

    Input

    Input

    Input

    Step 1

    Step 2

    Step 3

    Input

    Input

    Input


    Steps in the legislative process

    Steps in the Legislative Process

    STAGE # 1: Idea Formation

    • Constituents

    • Special Interests (lobbyists, stakeholders, grassroots organizations, etc.)

    • News article about an issue

    • Administration (President, OMB, federal agencies, etc.)

      STAGE # 2: Drafting a Bill

    • Staff writes a draft bill

    • Legislative Counsel rewrite

    • Consult stakeholders

      STAGE # 3: Bill Introduction

    • Introduce bill

    • Parliamentarian rules

    • Committee Assigned

    • Subcommittee Assigned


    Legislative process continued 2

    Legislative Process -- continued (2)

    STAGE # 4: Senate Action

    • Committee or Subcommittee Hearing

      • Constituents

      • Special Interests (lobbyists, stakeholders, grassroots organizations, etc.)

      • News article about an issue

      • Administration (President, OMB, federal agencies, etc.)

  • Committee Markup

    • Constituents

    • Special Interests (lobbyists, stakeholders, grassroots organizations, etc.)

    • News article about an issue

    • Administration (President, OMB, federal agencies, etc.)

  • Committee Vote

    • Constituents

    • Special Interests (lobbyists, stakeholders, grassroots organizations, etc.)

    • News article about an issue

    • Administration (President, OMB, federal agencies, etc.)


  • Legislative process continued 3

    Legislative Process -- continued (3)

    • Committee reports on bill

    • Leadership negotiates floor time

      • Unanimous Consent agreement

        -- OR --

      • Floor time (debate)

  • Constituents

  • Special Interests (lobbyists, stakeholders, grassroots organizations, etc.)

  • News article about an issue

  • Administration (President, OMB, federal agencies, etc.)

  • Cloture vote

    • Constituents

    • Special Interests (lobbyists, stakeholders, grassroots organizations, etc.)

    • News article about an issue

    • Administration (President, OMB, federal agencies, etc.)


  • Legislative process continued 4

    Legislative Process -- continued (4)

    • Vote on amendments

      • Constituents

      • Special Interests (lobbyists, stakeholders, grassroots organizations, etc.)

      • News article about an issue

      • Administration (President, OMB, federal agencies, etc.)

  • Vote on final passage

    • Constituents

    • Special Interests (lobbyists, stakeholders, grassroots organizations, etc.)

    • News article about an issue

    • Administration (President, OMB, federal agencies, etc.)

  • Conference Committee

    • Constituents

    • Special Interests (lobbyists, stakeholders, grassroots organizations, etc.)

    • News article about an issue

    • Administration (President, OMB, federal agencies, etc.)


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    “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.”John Godfrey Saxe, American poet (1816 – 1887)

    http://www.uncrate.com/men/culture/food/harry-david-international-sausage-sampler/


    Portfolio assignment title welcome to the sausage factory

    Portfolio AssignmentTitle: Welcome to the sausage factory

    Individually: Answer the following questions (10 min):

    • What would you change about the legislative process?

    • Why would you make that change?

    • What is the outcome you are seeking by making changes?

      (bullet points, outline, or rough notes are fine)


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    Pair Share

    • With a partner, share your answers.

    • Identify possible unintended consequences of making your proposed changes.

    • When done, draft a short (3-4 paragraph) essay answering the questions:

      • What would you change about the legislative process?

      • Why would you make that change?

      • What is the outcome you are seeking by making changes?

    • Complete/type the essay as homework if not completed in class.


    Article i powers limitations

    Article I: Powers & Limitations


    Homework

    Homework

    Before you leave

    • Pick up your belongings

    • Straighten desks

      Homework due next class:

  • Complete essay

    • What would you change about the legislative process?

    • Why would you make that change?

    • What is the outcome you are seeking by making changes?


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