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Office of Personnel Management / Other People’s Money / OPM (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Office of Personnel Management / Other People’s Money / OPM (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Office of Personnel Management / Other People’s Money / OPM The core mission of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): “serves the public by providing human resource management leadership and high-quality services that protect and strengthen the merit system of government in partnership with other […]

Endangered Love (Barbara Manatee) – Silly Song

Endangered Love (Barbara Manatee) – Silly Song

Also see “Mace” in the Congressional Glossary VeggieTales Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Congressional Dynamics and the Legislative Process Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations Advanced Legislative Procedure Publications Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress: […]

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H. Res. 683 Acknowledges Injustice of anti-Chinese Discrimination

H. Res. 683 Acknowledges Injustice of anti-Chinese Discrimination

It has been sixty-nine years since the last of the infamous Chinese Exclusion laws were repealed allowing Chinese immigrants to become U.S citizens. Today, H. Res. 683, a bipartisan resolution expressing regret for six decades of legislation targeting the Chinese people for physical and political exclusion, was passed in the House of Representatives. With the […]

Official Objectors / Passed Over Without Prejudice (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Official Objectors / Passed Over Without Prejudice (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Official Objectors / Passed Over Without Prejudice Pass Over Without Prejudice: A request in the House to defer action on a measure called up from the Private Calendar without affecting the measure’s position on the calendar. Each party often appoints official objectors to review bills […]

Optics (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Optics (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Optics A “term of art for how a bit of news will be perceived by the public at large, which is only used by people who bill by the hour.” — Troy Senik “The branch of physics which involves the behavior and properties of light, […]

Super PAC / Independent Expenditure-Only Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Super PAC / Independent Expenditure-Only Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Super PAC / Independent Expenditure-Only Committee “Super PAC” is the colloquial term for “Independent Expenditure-Only Committee”. Independent expenditures represent spending by individuals, groups, political committees, corporations or unions expressly advocating the election or defeat of clearly identified federal candidates. These expenditures may not be made […]

Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio  (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio As defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of people who do not have jobs but have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks and are currently available for work, expressed as a percentage of […]

Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To Adoption / Adopted: Usual parliamentary term for approval of conference report. Under House Rule XI – Procedures of Committees and Unfinished Business, “Each standing committee shall adopt written rules governing its procedure.” Under Senate Rule XXVI – Committee Procedure, […]

Official Title / Short Title / Popular Title / Popular Name (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Official Title / Short Title / Popular Title / Popular Name (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Official Title / Short Title / Popular Title / Popular Name Official Title: Statement of a measure’s subject and purpose, which appears before the enacting clause. Popular Title: The informal, unofficial name or the short title by which a measure is known. A short title […]

Committee Report (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Committee Report (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee Report Committee Report: Document accompanying measure reported from a committee, containing an explanation of the provisions of the measure, arguments for its approval, and certain other matters. A committee report is both an advocacy document and an explanatory document, and contains a range of […]