Archive for August, 2013

Persuading Congress

Persuading Congress

  Persuading Congress A Practical Guide to Parlaying an Understanding of Congressional Folkways and Dynamics into Successful Advocacy on Capitol Hill By Joseph Gibson Persuading Congress is a practical book, packed with wisdom and experience. For less than the cost of a cab ride to the airport, you can learn how to stop wasting your […]

Recent CRS Reports: Congresssional Pay and Perks – August 2013

Recent CRS Reports: Congresssional Pay and Perks – August 2013

Salaries of Members of Congress: Congressional Votes, 1990-2013, CRS Report 97-615, June 20, 2013 (36-page PDF) International Travel by Congress: Legislation, Background, and Potential Policy Options, CRS Report R41388, March 29, 2012 (34-page PDF) Congressional Franking Privilege: Background and Recent Legislation, CRS Report RS22771, April 10, 2013 (11-page PDF) Members of Congress Who Die in […]

Posted in: Congress, CRS, House, Senate
Congressional Operations Briefing: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC, Sept. 18-20, 2013

Congressional Operations Briefing: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC, Sept. 18-20, 2013

Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Intensive 3-day Congressional Operations Briefing and Seminar Congressional decision-making is driven by politics, policy and process. This engaging workshop 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, […]

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day course in DC, Sept. 26, 2013

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day course in DC, Sept. 26, 2013

  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 the role […]

Recent CRS Reports – August 24, 2013

Recent CRS Reports – August 24, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress, CRS Report R42694, August 21, 2013 (70-page PDF) International Drug Control Policy: Background and U.S. Responses, CRS Report RL34543, August 13, 2013 (53-page PDF) Membership of the 113th Congress: A Profile, CRS Report R42964, August 5, 2013 (15-page PDF) Egypt in Crisis: Issues for Congress, CRS Report […]

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Congressional Directory 2013

Congressional Directory 2013

  Congressional Directory 2013 113th 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 2013 Congressional Directory is wire-spiral bound for flat-fold reference and durability.   Member photos in full color Wire-spiral binding for easy, lay-flat […]

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day course in DC, Sept. 25, 2013

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day course in DC, Sept. 25, 2013

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing How to Compose Clear and Effective Reports, Letters, Email, and Memos Do you need to improve your writing skills? This intensive one-day course helps you, and your staff, understand the three dimensions of professional writing: organization, format and style. Our writing courses are designed for those […]

Testifying Before Congress

Testifying Before Congress

  Testifying Before Congress A Practical Guide to Preparing and Delivering Testimony before Congress and Congressional Hearings for Agencies, Associations, Corporations, Military, NGOs, and State and Local Officials By William N. LaForge The practical guide to assist witnesses and their organizations prepare and deliver Congressional testimony. For use by anyone or any organization called to […]

Congressional Operations Briefing: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC, Sept. 18-20, 2013

Congressional Operations Briefing: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC, Sept. 18-20, 2013

Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Intensive 3-day Congressional Operations Briefing and Seminar Congressional decision-making is driven by politics, policy and process. This engaging workshop 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, […]

Corruption in Alexandria, VA?

Corruption in Alexandria, VA?

[Alexandria (VA) City Architect Henry] Lewis started raising hell and — to make a long story short — [Jeremy] McPike got him fired. An Alexandria jury found that Lewis had been wrongfully terminated, according to the anti-retaliation provisions of the Virginia Fraud against Taxpayers Act, and awarded him $104,000 in back pay. The city is […]