Congressional Procedure

Filibuster, Cloture, Presidential Nominations, Article II Section 2 – CRS Reports

Filibuster, Cloture, Presidential Nominations, Article II Section 2 – CRS Reports

U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 2 “Procedures for Considering Changes in Senate Rules,” CRS Report R42929, January 22, 2013 (21-page PDF) “Proposals to Change the Operation of Cloture in the Senate,” CRS Report R41342, January 3, 2013 (26-page PDF) “Proposals to Reform ‘Holds’ in the Senate,” CRS Report RL31685, August 31, 2011 (26-page PDF) “Filibusters […]

Office of Personnel Management / Other People’s Money / OPM (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Office of Personnel Management / Other People’s Money / OPM (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Office of Personnel Management / Other People’s Money / OPM The core mission of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): “serves the public by providing human resource management leadership and high-quality services that protect and strengthen the merit system of government in partnership with other […]

Official Objectors / Passed Over Without Prejudice (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Official Objectors / Passed Over Without Prejudice (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Official Objectors / Passed Over Without Prejudice   The Sopranos – Ralph Gets Passed Over   Pass Over Without Prejudice: A request in the House to defer action on a measure called up from the Private Calendar without affecting the measure’s position on the calendar. […]

Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio  (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio   Unemployment and the Unemployment Rate   As defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of people who do not have jobs but have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks and are currently available […]

Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To     U.S. HOUSE RESOLUTION PRESSES TURKEY TO RETURN STOLEN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES     Adoption / Adopted: Usual parliamentary term for approval of conference report. Under House Rule XI – Procedures of Committees and Unfinished Business, “Each standing committee […]

Official Title / Short Title / Popular Title / Popular Name (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Official Title / Short Title / Popular Title / Popular Name (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Official Title / Short Title / Popular Title / Popular Name Nat King Cole — Mona Lisa Official Title: Statement of a measure’s subject and purpose, which appears before the enacting clause. Popular Title: The informal, unofficial name or the short title by which a […]

Committee Report (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Committee Report (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee Report   Financial Services Hearing on Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report   Committee Report: Document accompanying measure reported from a committee, containing an explanation of the provisions of the measure, arguments for its approval, and certain other matters. A committee report is both an […]

Colloquy (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Colloquy (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Colloquy Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee hold colloquy on Senate floor Discussion between members during floor proceedings, generally to put on the record a mutual understanding about the intent of a provision or amendment. The discussion is often scripted in advance.   Sens. Rand […]

Amendments Between the Houses (Chambers)  / Insist / Amendments in Disagreement / Amendments in Technical Disagreement (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Amendments Between the Houses (Chambers) / Insist / Amendments in Disagreement / Amendments in Technical Disagreement (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Amendments Between the Houses (Chambers) / Insist / Amendments in Disagreement / Amendments in Technical Disagreement   Korean chop-chop (fantastic doubles rallies)   Amendments Between the Houses / Between the Chambers: Method for reconciling differences between the two chambers’ versions of a measure by passing […]

Cluster Voting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Cluster Voting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Cluster Voting   Why back-in parking sucks, public outcry in Victor Idaho   Cluster Voting: Allowance for sequential recorded votes on a series of measures or amendments that the House finished debating at an earlier time or on a previous date. The Speaker may reduce […]