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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
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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.
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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