Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day ONLINE course in DC, September 29, 2020

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing How to Compose Clear and Effective Reports, Letters, Email, and Memos This is the first course in our 3-course Word Workshop. The second and third courses, “Writing to Persuade,” and “Editing“, are available only as sponsored courses or as custom training programs, on-site or online.   … Read more

Drafting The Declaration of Independence, 1776, by Allyn Cox in The Great Experiment Hall, from the Architect of the Capitol

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day course Online, Sept. 30, 2020

  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 … Read more

Selected Privileges and Courtesies Extended to Former Members of Congress (CRS R41121)

After Members of the House or Senate leave office, they are afforded certain courtesies and privileges. Some are derived from law and chamber rules, but others are courtesies that have been extended as a matter of custom. Some of these privileges and courtesies include the following: – access to the floor of the chamber in … Read more

Congressional Procedure

  Congressional Procedure A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress By Richard A. Arenberg Foreword by Alan S. Frumin Congressional Procedure explains the legislative and congressional budget processes along with all aspects of Congress. See preview on Google Books A clear explanation of the workings of the United States government that … Read more

Custom Training from TheCapitol.Net

Custom Training, On-Site and Online, from TheCapitol.Net

Custom Training from TheCapitol.Net All of our programs and any combination of their topics can be tailored for on-site or online training for your organization. Our training and publications 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 … Read more

Understanding Federal Legislation: A Section-by-Section Guide to Key Legal Considerations (CRS R46484)

Federal bills are increasingly complex, making them difficult to understand for the average reader and the seasoned practitioner alike. What a congressional drafter understands to be the import of a given provision could later be discussed and interpreted in committee or on the floor of the House or the Senate. If the bill is enacted, … Read more

Traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs): A Primer (CRS RL34397)

In response to concerns over the adequacy of retirement savings, Congress has created incentives to encourage individuals to save for retirement through a variety of retirement plans. Some retirement plans are employer-sponsored, such as 401(k) plans, and others are established by individual employees, such as Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). This report describes the primary features … Read more

Presidential Transitions – Custom Training

Presidential Transitions   Are you ready for a presidential transition? Whether you work for a federal agency, embassy, or NGO, efforts at planning a 2020 transition, regardless who wins the presidential election, are starting to take shape well before November. Presidential transitions have a unique set of rules and practices, and can create important opportunities. … Read more

Resources for Tracking Federal COVID-19 Spending (CRS R46491)

Congress has responded to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic with supplemental appropriations measures providing relief and assistance to individuals and families, state and local governments, businesses, health care providers, and other entities. This report provides selected sources for tracking COVID-19 relief and assistance spending. It includes links to and information on government sources detailing … Read more

COVID-19 and Private Health Insurance Coverage: Frequently Asked Questions (CRS R46359)

The United States is reporting some of the highest numbers of cases and deaths from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic globally, and the virus is affecting communities nationwide. As private health insurance is the predominant source of health coverage in the United States, there is considerable congressional interest in understanding private health insurance coverage … Read more