Congressional Briefing Conference: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC

Congressional Briefing Conference: Capitol Hill Workshop

Intensive 3-day Congressional Operations Briefing and Seminar

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, by John Taylor
Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, by John Taylor

Congressional decision-making is driven by politics, policy and process. This engaging Briefing and seminar on legislative operations provides the full Capitol Hill experience as our Washington-based experts focus on these 3 P’s. They discuss the policy-making process and the legislative agenda, help you understand the congressional budget process, and demystify the culture of the U.S. Congress.

You will gain a solid understanding of:

  • Congressional operations
  • The legislative process
  • The role of OMB in the legislative process
  • How legislation is modified and amended at different stages
  • House and Senate floor procedure
  • How public and foreign policy become law
  • Congressional politics and leadership
  • Congressional budgeting today
  • The role of committees
  • The committee hearing process (and see a congressional hearing in person)
  • Issues facing Congress
  • Effective communication with Congress
  • How the media covers the Hill, the White House, the Pentagon and national security
  • How Congress affects every federal agency
  • Current campaign and election trends
  • How members of Congress advance their legislative, public policy and political agendas
  • The roles and functions of personal and committee staff
  • How you can build win/win relationships with congressional staff

Attend a congressional hearing and see the process in action.

When: March 6-8, 2013, 8:30 am – 4 pm all three days.

Where: Location in Washington, DC with links to maps on Conference web site.

Approved for CEUs from George Mason University
Approved for 1.7 CEUs from George Mason University.

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This course and any combination of its topics can be tailored for custom on-site presentation at your location and is available via the GSA Schedule.

For more than 40 years, TheCapitol.Net and its predecessor, Congressional Quarterly Executive Conferences, have been teaching professionals from government, military, business, and NGOs about the dynamics and operations of the legislative and executive branches and how to work with them.

Our custom on-site and online training, publications, and audio courses 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 more.

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