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The Congressional EndgameInterchamber Bargaining and Compromise$
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Josh M. Ryan

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226582061

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226582375.001.0001

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Bill Failure and Policy Change as a Result of Amendment Trading

Bill Failure and Policy Change as a Result of Amendment Trading

(p.154) Chapter Seven Bill Failure and Policy Change as a Result of Amendment Trading
The Congressional Endgame

Josh M. Ryan

University of Chicago Press

This chapter explores the policy outcomes from amendment trading. Drawing on the same theories and tests as the previous chapter, legislative change resulting from amendment trading is directly compared to that from conference committees. Despite the folk wisdom that amendment trading results in more partisan bills, the results suggest that amendment trading produces policy that is very similar to that produced by conference committees. Coalition sizes after amendment trading generally increase, and include more members of the minority party. These findings serve as additional evidence that the post-passage bargaining process produces relatively moderate legislation.

Keywords:   amendment trading, bill failure, party theory, party leadership

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