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Congress in a Nutshell: Understanding Congress, from TheCapitol.Net

Congress in a Nutshell: Understanding Congress

A half-day crash course in Congress

 Congress in a Nutshell: Understanding Congress

Our Washington insiders provide an exceptional overview of the process, the leadership and the politics of Congress for those who need to know more than the basics about the legislative branch.

This course explores:

  • The Constitutional powers granted to Congress
  • Legislative branch structure
  • House and Senate formal and informal leadership
  • How power politics play in the hallways and cloakrooms
  • How a bill becomes law from introduction and referral of legislation through presidential action

Our basic Congressional primer is an intensive half-day session covering the House and Senate, their differences, congressional leadership and more. This class is an excellent introduction to Congress for anyone new to government affairs or needing a refresher.

June 3, 2010, 9 am - 1 pm

Approved for 0.4 CEUs from George Mason University.
Approved for CEUs from George Mason University

Where: DC Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 200 (12th and K Streets NW) in Washington, DC

This is a required course for the Certificate in Congressional Operations.

For more information, including agenda and secure online registration, see

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May 17, 2010 10:37 AM    Training

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