The Pakistani Parliamentary Delegation Legislative Study Tour to the United States

September 22 - October 02, 2004


Publication No: PD-072

Rs 3,000  

The report of the Pakistani Parliamentary Delegation’s 11-day legislative study visit to the United States highlights an account of their interaction and learning as well as a wealth of information about the American political system, its separation of powers model, the role, working and importance of Congress and its committees in terms of the power of the purse and the scrutiny and oversight of the executive, the exhaustive support infrastructure available to congress in terms of staffers, Library of Congress and the Congressional Research Service, working of state legislatures vis-à-vis the centre and the local governments, lobbying and how it influences and shapes the dynamics of American political system and the institution of think-tanks and their role in decision-making in the United States.