Congressional Oversight

Richard Arenberg’s “Congressional Procedure” from TheCapitol.Net

Richard Arenberg’s “Congressional Procedure” from TheCapitol.Net

ALEXANDRIA, VA – (October 8, 2018) – Just in time for the November midterm elections, TheCapitol.Net is pleased to announce the publication of a major new reference work, Congressional Procedure: A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress, by Richard A. Arenberg. If the U.S. Constitution is the rule book, this is […]

Congressional Procedure

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.   An ideal guide, Richard Arenberg leads the way through the labyrinth of congressional procedure. Having staffed […]

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 […]

2012 Congressional Hearing “Season” Par for the Course – Testifying Before Congress, Update October 2012

2012 Congressional Hearing “Season” Par for the Course – Testifying Before Congress, Update October 2012

Special note to readers of Testifying Before Congress and anyone searching for information about congressional hearings, witnesses and testimony: The following information is made available to you as part of the author’s promise to provide periodic updates, revisions and additions to the content of the book (see Appendix Thirteen, page 398, “Keep Up-to-Date”), and especially […]

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony, 1-day course in Washington, DC

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony, 1-day course in Washington, DC

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony For Agencies, Military, Businesses, NGOs, and Associations How to Prepare to Testify at Oversight, Legislation, Celebrity, CEO, and Confirmation Hearings. This course is designed to help anyone involved with preparing or delivering testimony before a congressional committee — whether working in an agency, the military, business, an NGO, or an […]

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony, 1-day course in Washington, DC

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony, 1-day course in Washington, DC

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony For Agencies, Military, Businesses, NGOs, and Associations How to Prepare to Testify at Oversight, Legislation, Celebrity, CEO, and Confirmation Hearings. This course is designed to help anyone involved with preparing or delivering testimony before a congressional committee — whether working in an agency, the military, business, an NGO, or an […]

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 […]

Contempt of Congress / Resolution of Inquiry (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Contempt of Congress / Resolution of Inquiry (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Contempt of Congress   Issa Lays Out Contempt of Congress Charges for Eric Holder Regarding Fast and Furious(ATF gunwalking scandal, aka Fast and Furious)   Contempt of Congress 1: The power of Congress to punish for contempt is inextricably related to the power of Congress […]

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony, 1-day course in Washington, DC

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony, 1-day course in Washington, DC

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony For Agencies, Military, Businesses, NGOs, and Associations How to Prepare to Testify at Oversight, Legislation, Celebrity, CEO, and Confirmation Hearings. This course is designed to help anyone involved with preparing or delivering testimony before a congressional committee — whether working in an agency, the military, business, an NGO, or an […]

CODEL / Congressional Delegation / Junket (CongressionalGlossary.com)

CODEL / Congressional Delegation / Junket (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms CODEL / Congressional Delegation / Junket   Introduction of the U.S. Congressional Delegation   A trip abroad by a group of members of Congress, usually bi-partisan. Committees sponsor fact finding travel to countries or regions to obtain first-hand information on foreign policy issues. These missions […]