Congressional Control over the Supreme Court (CRS R47382)

The Constitution’s Framers structured the Constitution to promote the separation of powers and protect the federal courts from undue influence by Congress and the executive branch. Among the federal courts, the Constitution grants the Supreme Court special status. As a historical matter, Congress has also traditionally recognized that the Supreme Court plays a unique role … Read more

Testifying Before Congress

  Testifying Before Congress A Practical Guide to Preparing and Delivering Testimony before Congress and Congressional Hearings for Agencies, Associations, Corporations, Military, NGOs, and State and Local Officials By William N. LaForge The practical guide to assist witnesses and their organizations prepare and deliver Congressional testimony. For use by anyone or any organization called to … 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

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

Recent CRS Reports – December 2022

“The OPEN Government Data Act: A Primer,” CRS In Focus IF12299, December 29, 2022 (5-page PDF) “The Debt Limit Since 2011,” CRS Report R43389, December 23, 2022 (44-page PDF) “Penny: History and Current Status,” CRS Report IF12293, December 22, 2022 (5-page PDF) “Congressional Oversight Manual,” CRS Report RL30240, December 22, 2022 (140-page PDF) “The Right … Read more

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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.     #PocketConstitution In addition to the complete Declaration of Independence (with Preamble), U.S. Constitution, and all amendments to the Constitution, our … 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

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

Bill of Rights Day – December 15

The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791, 231 years ago today, coming into force on ratification by Virginia. The Bill of Rights includes a Preamble and Amendments 1 – 10 George Mason is known, together with James Madison, as the “Father of the Bill of Rights.” However, George Mason would be better … Read more