"Fast-Track" or Expedited Procedures: Their Purposes, Elements, and Implications

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This report discusses certain provisions of law that commonly are known as “fast-track” or expedited procedures. They are so labeled because these statutory provisions contain special legislative procedures that apply to one or both houses of Congress and that expedite, or put on a fast track, congressional consideration of a certain measure or a narrowly defined class of measures. This report first presents the nature, purpose, and elements of fast-track procedures. Then the report discusses some of the most important ways in which these procedures differ from the normal procedures of the House and Senate and, therefore, how the use ... continued below

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Bach, Stanley January 18, 2001.

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This report discusses certain provisions of law that commonly are known as “fast-track” or expedited procedures. They are so labeled because these statutory provisions contain special legislative procedures that apply to one or both houses of Congress and that expedite, or put on a fast track, congressional consideration of a
certain measure or a narrowly defined class of measures. This report first presents the nature, purpose, and elements of fast-track procedures. Then the report discusses some of the most important ways in which these procedures differ from the normal procedures of the House and Senate and, therefore, how the use of expedited
procedures can affect the legislative process in Congress.

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16 pages.

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  • January 18, 2001

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Bach, Stanley. "Fast-Track" or Expedited Procedures: Their Purposes, Elements, and Implications, report, January 18, 2001; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1492/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.