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Oleszek, Walter J.

Overview
Works: 67 works in 337 publications in 2 languages and 11,213 library holdings
Genres: Rules  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Calendars  Handbooks and manuals  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: JK1096, 328.73
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Most widely held works by Walter J Oleszek
Congressional procedures and the policy process by Walter J Oleszek( Book )

71 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 4,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

106 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,753 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 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1974 the Select Committee on Committees, the Bolling Committee, brought before the House of Representatives the most comprehensive congressional reform resolution since the Second World War. Davidson and Oleszek, who played key roles on the Bolling Committee, examine the forces that made reform possible; analyze the specific changes, including the realignment of committee jurisdictions, the role of the new bill referral process, and methods of strengthening legislative oversight; describe the political influences, the inside-outside alliances, and the personal motivations that facilitated enactment of the reform plan; and, finally, evaluate the reactions of the proposed change"--Cover page 2
Bicameral politics : conference committees in Congress by Lawrence D Longley( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 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 565 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 170 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 122 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

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 80 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( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between Congress and the Internet is complex and multifaceted. Today, scores of technology measures are introduced in the House and Senate, influencing the work of nearly all congressional committees and Members and spawning the growth of a new array of interest groups. The Internet s influence is evident within and between the chambers of Congress. 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. This report will be updated only if warranted by new developments
Congress and the courts : current policy issues by Walter J Oleszek( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional oversight : an overview by Walter J Oleszek( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 65 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( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines, over a more than three decade period, a wide range of proposals to reform holds. In general, the objective of these recommendations is not to abolish holds but to infuse more accountability, uniformity, and transparency in their use and to make it clear that holds are not a veto on the majority leader's prerogative of calling up measures or matters
Congressional lawmaking : a perspective on secrecy and transparency by Walter J Oleszek( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 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 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Congressional Oversight Manual was developed about 30 years ago following a three-day December 1978 Workshop on Congressional Oversight and Investigations. The workshop was organized by a group of House and Senate committee aides from both parties and the Congressional Research Service (CRS) at the request of the bipartisan House leadership. The Manual was produced by CRS with the assistance of a number of House committee staffers. In subsequent years, CRS sponsored and conducted various oversight seminars for House and Senate staff and updated the Manual as circumstances warranted. The last revision occurred in 2004. Worth noting is the bipartisan recommendation of the House members of the 1993 Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress (Rept. No. 103-413, Vol. I): [A]s a way to further enhance the oversight work of Congress, the Joint Committee would encourage the Congressional Research Service to conduct on a regular basis, as it has done in the past, oversight seminars for Members and congressional staff and to update on a regular basis its Congressional Oversight Manual
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 )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses the establishment of the “Corrections Day”, a concept credited to Michigan Governor John Englerwhich, which is a procedure for repealing “the dumbest things the federal government is currently doing and just abolish them.”
The use of task forces in the House by Walter J Oleszek( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Oleszek, Walter Joseph 1941-

Languages
English (262)

Spanish (1)