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 … Read more

Chamber (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Chamber The meeting place for the membership of either the House or Senate; also the membership of the House or Senate meeting as such. The lowest level in each chamber, i.e., the floor of the chamber below the galleries in the physical chamber, is often … Read more

Policy Committees (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Policy Committees Each party policy committee provides research and other services to members of Congress and also serves as a forum for discussion of party legislative strategy. Also see Congressional Leadership and Committees; § 5.50, Party Leadership, in Congressional Deskbook.   More House Democrats House … Read more

Clerk of the House (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Clerk of the House Chief administrative officer of the House of Representatives, responsible principally for administrative support of the legislative process in the House. Selected by the House per the Constitution, Article I. Section 2. Duties correspond to those of the Secretary of the Senate. … Read more

Adjournment to a Day and Time Certain (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adjournment to a Day and Time Certain photo credit: Brett Jordan Adjournment to a Day and Time Certain is adjournment under a motion or resolution that fixes the next time of meeting for one chamber or both chambers. Under the Constitution, neither chamber can adjourn … Read more

Congress: Informal Groups, Caucuses, and Congressional Member Organizations (CMO)

Most people are quite familiar with the idea of committees and subcommittees within Congress, but there are also many informal congressional groups. These groups can include informal groups, caucuses and Congressional Member Organizations (CMOs). While they may be called by different names, all of these groups refer to ad hoc social or policy groups that … Read more