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A brief overview of floor procedure in the House of Representatives

Stanley Bach

A brief overview of floor procedure in the House of Representatives

by Stanley Bach

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Rules and practice

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStanley Bach
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1989-90, reel 3, fr. 00108
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination3 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15457721M

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