Archive for March, 2014

Congress’s Contempt Power, CRS Report RL34097

Congress’s Contempt Power, CRS Report RL34097

Congress’s contempt power is the means by which Congress responds to certain acts that in its view obstruct the legislative process. Contempt may be used either to coerce compliance, to punish the contemnor, and/or to remove the obstruction. Although arguably any action that directly obstructs the effort of Congress to exercise its constitutional powers may […]

Pocket Constitution

Pocket Constitution

The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Amendments to the Constitution, all in a handy pocket-sized booklet. Our Pocket Constitution is available for purchase in multiples of 25 copies with Free Shipping. Single copies are available for $5 each. A free download of our Pocket Constitution is available on Scribd. Singles and sets of […]

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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 […]

Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook

Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook

  Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook A Practical Guide By Tobias A. Dorsey The Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook offers practical advice and insight for those engaged in legislative drafting, those more interested in policy than drafting itself, or those interested in reading and interpreting the law.   The Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide is a masterful work. […]

Congressional Directory 2014

Congressional Directory 2014

  Congressional Directory 2014 113th Congress, 2nd Session The 2014 Congressional Directory is available for pre-order – ships April 2014. 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 2014 Congressional Directory is wire-spiral bound for flat-fold reference and […]

Congressional Operations Briefing: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC, September 17-19, 2014

Congressional Operations Briefing: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC, September 17-19, 2014

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, […]

Forbidden Citizens

Forbidden Citizens

  Forbidden Citizens Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress – A Legislative History By Martin B. Gold Described as “one of the most vulgar forms of barbarism,” by Rep. John Kasson (R-IA) in 1882, a series of laws passed by the United States Congress between 1879 and 1943 resulted in prohibiting the Chinese as a […]

Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials

Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials

  Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress – A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates By Bradford Fitch Practical guidance how to prepare for and meet with elected officials and staff, how to write effective letters and emails to elected officials, strategies for influencing legislators face-to-face, best […]

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day course in DC, April 3, 2014

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day course in DC, April 3, 2014

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 […]