Confucius Institutes in the United States: Selected Issues – CRS IF11180

The People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s Confucius Institutes, which offer Chinese language instruction in universities around the world, have been the subject of controversy since appearing on U.S. campuses in 2005, particularly for their perceived effects on academic freedom and lack of transparency. They have attracted further attention in recent years as the broader U.S.-China … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – November 2021

“Lobbying Registration and Disclosure: The Role of the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate,” CRS Report RL34377, November 29, 2021 (17-page PDF) “The Debt Limit in 2021,” CRS Insight IN11702, November 24, 2021 (7-page PDF) “Cybersecurity: Selected Cyberattacks, 2012-2021,” CRS Report R46974, November 22, 2021 (28-page PDF) “Apportionment and Redistricting Process … 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

Pocket Constitution

The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Amendments to the Constitution, all in a handy pocket-sized booklet. Our Pocket Constitution is available for purchase in multiples of 25 copies with Free Shipping, and single copies.     #PocketConstitution In addition to the complete Declaration of Independence (with Preamble), U.S. Constitution, and all amendments to … Read more

Foreign Farmland Ownership in the United States – CRS In Focus IF11977

Legislation introduced in the 117th Congress seeks to restrict foreign investment and ownership of U.S. agricultural land. In 2019, foreign persons and entities held an interest in 2.7% of U.S. privately owned agricultural land—covering crop, grazing, and forest land—according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Other related legislation seeks to limit the eligibility of … 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

Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook

  Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook A Practical Guide By Tobias A. Dorsey The Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook offers practical advice and insight for those engaged in legislative drafting, those more interested in policy than drafting itself, or those interested in reading and interpreting the law.   Web preview on Google Books The Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – October 2021

“COVID-19 Variants: Vaccines, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics,” CRS In Focus IF11789, October 29, 2021 (5-page PDF) “Evergrande Group and China’s Debt Challenges,” CRS In Focus IF11953, October 21, 2021 (5-page PDF) “Nuclear Energy: Overview of Congressional Issues,” CRS Report R42853, October 20, 2021 (42-page PDF) “Arms Sales: Congressional Review Process,” CRS Report RL31675, October 20, 2021 … Read more

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Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials

  Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress – A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates By Bradford Fitch Practical guidance how to prepare for and meet with elected officials and staff, how to write effective letters and emails to elected officials, strategies for influencing legislators face-to-face, best … Read more