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Congressional Procedure
Congressional Procedure
A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress: The House of Representatives and Senate Explained
By Richard A. Arenberg


Additional Resources


Pocket Constitution


Previous: Chapter 7 – The Congressional Budget and Other Special Cases


Chapter 8 – Additional Congressional Responsibilities and Procedures

A. Introduction
B. Nominations
C. Recess Appointments
D. Treaties
E. Congressional Oversight
F. Investigations
G. Impeachment and Trial
H. 25th Amendment
I. Legislative Veto
J. Recess and Adjournment
K. Senate Morning Business
L. House Special Orders
M. Rulings and Appeals of Rulings of the Chair
N. Expelling a Member or Denying a Seat to a Member-Elect
O. Presidential Election
P. Presidential Succession
Q. The Courts
R. Amending the Constitution


Chapter 9 – Conclusion


Chapter 8. Additional Congressional Responsibilities and Procedures
8. A. Introduction

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8. B. Nominations


Presidential Appointments



Senate check on presidential appointments


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8. C. Recess Appointments


Obama loses recess appointments case


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8. D. Treaties


Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties


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8. E. Congressional Oversight


Checking the Executive: The Importance of Congressional Oversight



Congressional oversight of executive bureaucracy


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8. F. Investigations

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8. G. Impeachment and Trials





Federal Judge Removed From Bench


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8. H. 25th Amendment


The 25th Amendment Explained: American Government Review



David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What’s the 25th Amendment?


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8. I. Legislative Veto


The Legislative Veto


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8. J. Recess and Adjournment


What Does Congress Do On Recess? | Ron’s Office Hours | NPR



David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: Is August Recess Work or Play?


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8. K. Senate Morning Business


Senate Session 2011-12-07 (11:30:09-12:35:58)


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8. L. House Special Orders

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8. M. Rulings and Appeals of Rulings of the Chair

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8. N. Expelling a Member or Denying a Seat to a Member-Elect


House Votes to Censure Rangel



Adam Clayton Powell vs. Congress


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8. O. Presidential Election


Electoral college | American civics | US History | Khan Academy


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8. P. Presidential Succession


Presidential Succession Explained: American Government Review


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8. Q. The Courts


Article III For Dummies: The Judiciary Explained


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8. R. Amending the Constitution


Article V for Dummies: The Amendment Procedure Explained


Also see Amending the Constitution; Bill of Rights Card, from Two Seas Media.

The Preamble to The Bill of Rights (The Bill of Rights * includes Amendments 1 – 10, ratified 1791)

* 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression

* 2 – Right to Bear Arms

* 3 – Quartering of Soldiers

* 4 – Search and Seizure

* 5 – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings

* 6 – Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses

* 7 – Trial by Jury in Civil Cases

* 8 – Cruel and Unusual Punishment

* 9 – Construction of Constitution

* 10 – Powers of the States and People

11 – Judicial Limits (ratified 1795)

12 – Choosing the President, Vice President (ratified 1804)

13 – Slavery Abolished (ratified 1865)

14 – Citizenship Rights (ratified 1868)

15 – Race No Bar to Vote (ratified 1870)

16 – Status of Income Tax Clarified (ratified 1913)

17 – Senators Elected by Popular Vote (ratified 1913)

18 – Liquor Abolished (ratified 1919)

19 – Women’s Suffrage (ratified 1920)

20 – Presidential, Congressional Terms (ratified 1933)

21 – Amendment 18 Repealed (ratified 1933)

22 – Presidential Term Limits (ratified 1951)

23 – Presidential Vote for District of Columbia (ratified 1961)

24 – Poll Taxes Barred (ratified 1964)

25 – Presidential Disability and Succession (ratified 1967)

26 – Voting Age Set to 18 Years (ratified 1971)

27 – Limiting Congressional Pay Increases (ratified 1992)

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9. Conclusion

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