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Author Hilley, John L.
Title The challenge of legislation : bipartisanship in a partisan world / John L. Hilley.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2008.

Author Hilley, John L.
Subject United States. Congress.
United States. Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
Legislation -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 276 pages)
polychrome. rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-267) and index.
Contents Introduction -- We're fixing a hole -- Launch -- Circle 'round the consumer price index -- The handoff -- Staking out territory -- Offer and counteroffer -- An agreement -- What was that we agreed to? -- The center must hold -- The challenge of reconciliation -- House on fire -- Tax tribulations -- Into the hands of the leaders -- Taxes and death -- The triumph of responsibility -- Postscript : the limits and potential of bipartisanship -- Appendixes -- A. primer on the budget process -- B. key budget terms -- C. chronology of important dates -- D. list of participants.
Summary "Insider's account of the bipartisan passage of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Weaves together detailed narrative and portraits of key players and offers unique insight into the relationship between party leaders and their rank-and-file, the interplay between elected officials and their staff, and the delicate art of partisan negotiations"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9780815736561 (electronic bk.)
0815736568 (electronic bk.)
9780815736547 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0815736541 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780815736530 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0815736533 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 298788232
Additional Format Print version: Hilley, John L. Challenge of legislation. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2008 (DLC) 2007043782

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