Archive for May, 2012

Legislative Drafting Workshop – Two separate 1-day courses in DC

Legislative Drafting Workshop – Two separate 1-day courses in DC

Legislative Drafting Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments and Advanced Legislative Drafting Our 2-day Legislative Drafting Workshop consists of two separate 1-day courses. The first day is an introduction to drafting legislation, and the second day gives a limited number of attendees the chance to draft legislation and get feedback from an experienced drafter. Day […]

Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio  (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio   Unemployment and the Unemployment Rate   As defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of people who do not have jobs but have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks and are currently available […]

Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To     U.S. HOUSE RESOLUTION PRESSES TURKEY TO RETURN STOLEN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES     Adoption / Adopted: Usual parliamentary term for approval of conference report. Under House Rule XI – Procedures of Committees and Unfinished Business, “Each standing committee […]

Official Title / Short Title / Popular Title / Popular Name (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Official Title / Short Title / Popular Title / Popular Name (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Official Title / Short Title / Popular Title / Popular Name Nat King Cole — Mona Lisa Official Title: Statement of a measure’s subject and purpose, which appears before the enacting clause. Popular Title: The informal, unofficial name or the short title by which a […]

Congressional Dynamics and the Legislative Process – How Congress Really Works, 1-day course in DC

Congressional Dynamics and the Legislative Process – How Congress Really Works, 1-day course in DC

Congressional Dynamics and the Legislative Process How Congress really works: in practice, not in theory. If your job requires you to understand, follow, and impact legislation, or if you’re new to government affairs, here’s your chance to get up to speed in one information-packed day. This course shows you: How the House and Senate differ […]

Committee Report (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Committee Report (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee Report   Financial Services Hearing on Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report   Committee Report: Document accompanying measure reported from a committee, containing an explanation of the provisions of the measure, arguments for its approval, and certain other matters. A committee report is both an […]

Colloquy (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Colloquy (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Colloquy Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee hold colloquy on Senate floor Discussion between members during floor proceedings, generally to put on the record a mutual understanding about the intent of a provision or amendment. The discussion is often scripted in advance.   Sens. Rand […]

Amendments Between the Houses (Chambers)  / Insist / Amendments in Disagreement / Amendments in Technical Disagreement (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Amendments Between the Houses (Chambers) / Insist / Amendments in Disagreement / Amendments in Technical Disagreement (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Amendments Between the Houses (Chambers) / Insist / Amendments in Disagreement / Amendments in Technical Disagreement   Korean chop-chop (fantastic doubles rallies)   Amendments Between the Houses / Between the Chambers: Method for reconciling differences between the two chambers’ versions of a measure by passing […]

Cluster Voting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Cluster Voting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Cluster Voting   Why back-in parking sucks, public outcry in Victor Idaho   Cluster Voting: Allowance for sequential recorded votes on a series of measures or amendments that the House finished debating at an earlier time or on a previous date. The Speaker may reduce […]

Executive Order (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Executive Order (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Executive Order   Obama signs Executive Order NDRP Martial Law – Hannity Full News Clip Fox News (Mar 19, 2012)   Executive orders are unilateral orders issued by the president, without congressional approval. They are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the president manages the […]