Act of Congress, An

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Act of Congress, An

  • 1979 ----- color ----- 59 min ----- vhs
  • As the gavel comes down in the chamber of the U. S. House of Representatives, the clerk announces that the House, acting as the Committee of the Whole, has convened to debate H. R. 6161, the Clean Air Act Ammendments of 1977. This is but one stage in the complex process by which a bill becomes a law. The first film to record the legislative process by which a bill becomes law, this documentary presents the drama and dynamics involved in translating the issues and the conflicting desires of people into the law of the land--the legislative process.
  • Topics: (Law, Political Science: American)