Table of contents for All roads lead to Congress : the $300 billion fight over highway funding / by Costas Panagopoulos, Joshua Schank.

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Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Preface
1 How a Bill Becomes Law
	Powers Behind the Throne
	Setting the Stage
	Power: How To Get It, How To Use It	
		The Politics of Pork 
Partisanship and Special Interests
		Sharing the Wealth
		The Appeal of Transportation 
	History of the Surface Transportation Bill
The Highway Trust Fund
		Other Aspects of the Legislation
	The Role of the White House
		The Price Tag Battle
	Rustlings on the Hill
The Battle Among the States
Donors vs. Donees
	Regional Alliances
		The Senate Side
	Follow the Money
		Transit Debate
	
2 The Markup
	The Surrogate Staff System
	The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
		Behind the Scenes
	Getting to Markup
		The Big Four
	The Bill Arrives
	The Revolt
		The Walkthrough
	The Empire Strikes Back
	Last-Minute Deal-Making
	The Markup
	Afterglow
3 Floor Fight
	Floor Procedure
	The Transportation Bill
	The Equity Bonus
	Bill Financing
	Senate Debate-Opposition
		The First Filibuster
	The Strength of a Rider
	A Waiting Game
	An Amendment Appears
	Moving Forward, Finally
	The Amendment Flurry
	The House Bill
	The Minimum Guarantee
	House Debate
	On to Conference
	
4 Conference
	The "Third House"
	Appointment of Conferees
	Conference Problems
	Picking Up the Pieces
5 Back to the Drawing Board
	Markup Redux
		Finding Something to Fight About
		Marking Up a Marked-Up Bill
	Back to the Floor
	An Amendment on Toll Roads
	Senate Bill Passage	
	Back to the House Floor
	Conference
	Final Final Passage (Finally)
6 Passage and Politics: The Aftermath
	Bill Signing
	Press Time
	The Coburn Amendment
	Donor/Donee and the Formula Fight
	Pork-Barrel Spending and the 2006 Election Results
	Donor/Donee and the Formula Fight
	Beyond 2006: Earmarks Reform and the 2008 Elections
	Earmark Reform and the Public
	The Future of Transportation Policy
	Conclusions
	Appendix
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Legislation -- United States.
Legislative bodies -- United States.
Transportation and state -- United States.