This book illuminates the inner workings of legislative and executive interaction by focusing on one example of "low profile" legislation-the Foreign Service Act of 1980. It points to the risks to the public interest that are encountered when important legislation is enacted almost in private.
Introduction 1. Antecedents 2. The Plan 3. Hearings 4. Developing a Bill 5. The Floor 6. Conference 7. Enactment and Implementation 8. Why a New Act was Possible