Marking Up A Bill / Markup
Going through the contents of a piece of legislation in committee or subcommittee to consider its provisions and proposed revisions to the language, and insert new sections and phraseology. If the bill is extensively amended, the committee’s version may be introduced as a separate bill, with a new number, before being considered by the full House or Senate.
The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation. The connotation of a markup session is that the language of the original measure is analyzed line-by-line or section-by-section, and then marked up, i.e., changed or amended.
Full Committee Markup – April 13, 2011
- Chairman’s Mark / Staff Draft
- Clean Bill
- § 5.80 Committees and Subcommittees, § 6.50 Committee Markup, § 6.90 Rules Committee and Special Rules, § 7.50 Congressional Budget Process, in Congressional Deskbook
- § 2.23 Hearings and Markups: Overview, in Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook
- Committee Markup in the U.S. House of Representatives
- Chapter 3.E. Committee Markups; Chapter 7.H. Appropriations; in Congressional Procedure
- Congressional Procedure, Chapter 3. E. Markups
- “The Committee Markup Process in the House of Representatives,” CRS Report RL30244 (26-page PDF)
- “House Committee Markups: Manual of Procedures and Procedural Strategies,” CRS Report R41083 (220-page PDF)
- “Preparation for Senate Committee Markup,” CRS Report 98-243 (5-page PDF)
- “Markup in Senate Committee,” CRS Report 98-245 (4-page PDF)
- “House Committee Markup: Reporting,” CRS Report 98-267 (7-page PDF)
- “House Committee Markup: Preparation,” CRS Report 98-168 (7-page PDF)
- “House Committee Markup: Amendment Procedure,” CRS Report 98-335 (7-page PDF)
- “House Rules Governing Committee Markup Procedures,” CRS Report 98-312 (4-page PDF)
- “The Basics of Committee Markups,” Parliamentary Boot Camp (4-page PDF)
- Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop
- Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments
- Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing
- Custom, On-Site Training
- Drafting Effective Federal Legislation and Amendments in a Nutshell, Audio Course on CD
- Congress, the Legislative Process, and the Fundamentals of Lawmaking Series, a Nine-Course series on CD
Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide
Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates
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