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Oleszek, Walter J.

Overview
Works: 63 works in 320 publications in 2 languages and 11,225 library holdings
Genres: Rules  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Calendars  Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: JK1096, 328.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter J Oleszek
Congressional procedures and the policy process by Walter J Oleszek( Book )

69 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 4,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errata slip inserted.Includes index. Bibliography: p. 307-318
Congress and its members by Roger H Davidson( Book )

102 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the constitutional roots of Congress's dual character, aspirants and elected officials, Congress as a policymaker and lawmaker, and the representative functions of Congress
Congress against itself by Roger H Davidson( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing : readings and cases in American politics by Roger H Davidson( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bicameral politics : conference committees in Congress by Lawrence D Longley( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Majority and minority whips of the Senate : history and development of the party whip system in the U.S. Senate by Walter J Oleszek( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress under fire : reform politics and the Republican majority by C. Lawrence Evans( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Majority and minority whips of the Senate : history and development of the party whip system in the U.S. Senate by Walter J Oleszek( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress and its members( )

in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of Senate unanimous consent agreements by Walter J Oleszek( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unanimous consent agreements are fundamental to the operation of the Senate. The institution frequently dispenses with its formal rules and instead follows negotiated agreements submitted on the floor for lawmakers' unanimous approval. Once entered into, unanimous consent agreements can only be changed by unanimous consent. Their objectives are to waive Senate rules and to expedite floor action on measures or matters. Typically, these accords (sometimes called time-limitation agreements) restrict debate and structure chamber considerations of amendments. Given their importance to chamber operations, it is worthwhile to understand the background, or origin, of unanimous consent agreements. The purpose of this report is to examine how and why these informal agreements became special orders of the Senate enforceable by the presiding officer
Congress and the internet : highlights by Walter J Oleszek( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite widespread discussion about how the Internet will revolutionize legislative politics and policymaking, Congress usually reacts cautiously to the use of new technologies. This report explores how new technologies are introduced to Congress; discusses the impact of the Internet on two key centers of institutional power, committees and political parties, and provides a number of summary observations about the internet and congressional governance"--Title page verso
Congress and the courts : current policy issues by Walter J Oleszek( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional oversight : an overview by Walter J Oleszek( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fundamental objective of congressional oversight is to hold executive officials accountable for the implementation of delegated authority. This objective is especially important given the huge expansion of executive influence in the modern era. If the Founding Fathers returned to observe their handiwork, they would likely be surprised by such developments as the creation of a "presidential branch" of government (the Office of Management and Budget, the National Security Council, and the like) and the establishment of so many federal departments and agencies. From three departments in 1789 (State, Treasury, and War, renamed Defense in 1947), a dozen more have been added to the cabinet. The newest creation in 2002, is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Formed from the merger of 22 separate executive branch units, it employs roughly 180,000 people. Clearly, given the role and scope of the federal establishment, the importance of Congress?s review function looms large in checking and monitoring the delegated authority that it grants to federal departments and agencies. The goals of this report, then, are essentially six-fold: (1) highlight several reasons for the expansion of the federal government; (2) discuss a few definitions of oversight; (3) spotlight three essential purposes of oversight; (4) comment upon a few oversight laws and rules; (5) review several important oversight techniques; and (6) identify several incentives and disincentives to the conduct of congressional oversight. The report concludes with summary observations
Proposals to reform "holds" in the Senate by Walter J Oleszek( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holds" are an informal senatorial custom unrecognized in Senate rules or precedents. They allow Senators to give notice of their respective party leader that certain measures or matters should not be brought up on the floor. Implicit in the practice is that a Senator will object to taking up a bill or nomination on which he or she has placed a hold. The Senate's majority leader, who exercises primary responsibility for determining the chamber's agenda, traditionally in consultation with the minority leader, is the final arbiter as to whether and for how long he will honor a hold placed by a Member or group of lawmakers
Congressional lawmaking : a perspective on secrecy and transparency by Walter J Oleszek( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Openness is fundamental to representative government. Yet the congressional process is replete with activities and actions that are private and not observable by the public. How to distinguish reasonable legislative secrecy from impractical transparency is a topic that produces disagreement on Capitol Hill and elsewhere. Why? Because lawmaking is critical to the governance of the nation. Scores of people in the attentive public want to observe and learn about congressional proceedings. Yet secrecy is an ever-present part of much legislative policymaking; however, secrecy and transparency are not "either/or" constructs. They overlap constantly during the various policymaking stages. The objectives of this report are four-fold. First, to outline briefly the historical and inherent tension between secrecy and transparency in the congressional process. Second, to review several common and recurring secrecy/transparency issues that emerged again with the 2011 formation of the Joint Select Deficit Reduction Committee. Third, to identify various lawmaking stages typically imbued with closed door activities. Fourth, to close with several summary observations
Congressional oversight manual by Frederick M Kaiser( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of the development of the House Committee on Rules by Walter Kravitz( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proposed Legislative reorganization act of 1994 by Walter J Oleszek( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House's corrections calendar by Walter J Oleszek( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House amendment tree by Walter J Oleszek( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Congressional procedures and the policy process
Alternative Names
Oleszek, Walter J.

Oleszek, Walter Joseph 1941-

Languages
English (250)

Spanish (1)

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Congress and its members