The House of Representatives and the House of Commons a brief comparison of American and British parliamentary procedure

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

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  • United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Rules and practice,
  • Great Britain. -- Parliament. -- House of Commons -- Rules and practice

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SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1991, reel 9, fr. 0659
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination11 p.
Number of Pages11
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Open LibraryOL15458876M

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