Lobbying and Advocacy Series – Three Courses on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM     This three-session course gives you an overview of lobbying and advocacy on Capitol Hill. Course 1: Position Drivers: Forces That Shape Legislation and Forces You Must Know Course 2: Ten Steps of Legislative Action Planning Course 3: How to Set Up a Legislative Affairs Office SPECIAL OFFER – … Read more

Congressional Directory 2021

  Congressional Directory 2021 117th Congress, 1st 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 2021 Congressional Directory is wire-spiral bound for flat-fold reference and durability.   2021 Congressional Directory Member photos in full color Wire-spiral binding … Read more

Federal Regional Commissions and Authorities: Structural Features and Function (CRS R45997)

This report describes the structure, activities, legislative history, and funding history of seven federal regional commissions and authorities: the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Delta Regional Authority; the Denali Commission; the Northern Border Regional Commission; the Northern Great Plains Regional Authority; the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission; and the Southwest Border Regional Commission. All seven regional commissions … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – April 2021

“Federal Regional Commissions and Authorities: Structural Features and Function,” CRS Report R45997, April 29, 2021 (59-page PDF) “Earmark Disclosure Rules in the Senate: Member and Committee Requirements,” CRS Report RS22867, April 28, 2021 (11-page PDF) “Apportionment and Redistricting Following the 2020 Census,” CRS Insight IN11360, April 27, 2021 (6-page PDF) “Jones v. Mississippi, the Eighth … 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

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. 22, 2021

  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

State and Federal Authority to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination (CRS R46745)

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines recently authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are a critical tool to address the pandemic. After determining that these vaccines meet the applicable statutory standards and the Agency’s specific safety and efficacy standards, FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) under Section 564 of the Federal Food, … Read more

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day ONLINE course in DC, September 29, 2021

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

Recent CRS Reports – March 2021

The Economic Effects of Financing a Large and Permanent Increase in Government Spending, Congressional Budget Office, CBO Working Paper 57201, March 2021 (42-page PDF) “Recommendation for New U.S. Circuit and District Court Judgeships by the Judicial Conference of the United States (117th Congress),” CRS Insight IN11639, March 26, 2021 (6-page PDF) “District of Columbia Voting … Read more

Federal Deficits, Growing Debt, and the Economy in the Wake of COVID-19 (CRS R46729)

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused a swift and deep economic downturn from which the country has yet to fully recover. In response to COVID-19, the federal government enacted expansionary fiscal policy to provide relief and stimulus to the economy. Several bills were enacted in FY2020, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security … Read more