Drafting The Declaration of Independence, 1776, by Allyn Cox in The Great Experiment Hall, from the Architect of the Capitol

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day ONLINE course, Sept. 29, 2022

  Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments A “how to” program for anyone who drafts federal legislation.     This course helps anyone draft, revise, and review bills and amendments, with lessons especially useful to those who review legislation, prepare reports, or draft legislation and other formal legislative documents. In this course our expert faculty explain … Read more

Congressional Procedure by Richard A. Arenberg

  Congressional Procedure A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress By Richard A. Arenberg Foreword by Alan S. Frumin Congressional Procedure explains the legislative and congressional budget processes along with all aspects of Congress. See preview on Google Books A clear explanation of the workings of the United States government that … Read more

“Lobbying and Advocacy,” by Deanna Gelak

Lobbying and Advocacy: Winning Strategies, Resources, Recommendations, Ethics and Ongoing Compliance for Lobbyists and Washington Advocates. Lobbying and AdvocacyBy Deanna Gelak Lobbying and Advocacy is the comprehensive guide for lobbyists and Washington advocates. This 11 chapter publication provides practical tips and resources, as well as step-by-step guides for communicating with policymakers in every venue. What … Read more

Custom Training from TheCapitol.Net

Custom Training, On-Site and Online, from TheCapitol.Net

Custom Training from TheCapitol.Net All of our programs and any combination of their topics can be tailored for on-site or online training for your organization. Our training and publications include congressional operations, legislative and budget process, communication and advocacy, media and public relations, testifying before Congress, research skills, legislative drafting, critical thinking and writing, and … Read more

Congressional Directory 2022

Congressional Directory 2022

  Congressional Directory 2022 117th Congress, 2nd Session This comprehensive directory lists members of the US Senate and House of Representatives, complete with color photos and a fold-out map of Capitol Hill. The 2022 Congressional Directory is wire-spiral bound for flat-fold reference and durability.   2022 Congressional Directory Member photos in full color Wire-spiral binding … Read more

Media Relations Handbook

  Media Relations Handbook For Government, Associations, Nonprofits, and Elected Officials By Bradford Fitch The Media Relations Handbook, 2e is required reading for Capitol Hill press secretaries, federal agency public affairs officers, political campaign spin doctors, public affairs officers (PAOs), public information officers (PIOs), nonprofit PR professionals, lobbyists or anyone involved in garnering media coverage. … Read more

Persuading Congress

  Persuading Congress A Practical Guide to Parlaying an Understanding of Congressional Folkways and Dynamics into Successful Advocacy on Capitol Hill By Joseph Gibson Persuading Congress is a practical book, packed with wisdom and experience. For less than the cost of a cab ride to the airport, you can learn how to stop wasting your … Read more

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony and Oral Presentations, Five-Courses on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This five-session course gives you a comprehensive look at preparing and delivering oral presentations and testimony before Congress. Five audio courses on CD covering oral presentations and Congressional testimony: Tips, Tactics & Techniques for Writing Congressional Testimony Effectively Using Persuasion in Your Oral Presentations Preparing for Congressional Oversight and Investigation … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – April 2022

“Internships in Congressional Offices: Frequently Asked Questions,” CRS Report R44491, April 27, 2022 (18-page PDF) “Inflation-Adjusted House Member Office Staff Pay Levels, Selected Positions, March 2022,” CRS insight IN11918, April 27, 2022 (5-page PDF) “Tracking Federal Awards: USAspending.gov and Other Data Sources,” CRS Report R44027, April 26, 2022 (16-page PDF) “Congressional Gold Medals: Categorization of … Read more

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Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day ONLINE course in DC, September 20, 2022

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing How to Compose Clear and Effective Reports, Letters, Email, and Memos This is the first course in our 3-course Word Workshop. The second and third courses, “Writing to Persuade,” and “Editing“, are available only as sponsored courses or as custom training programs, on-site or online.   … Read more