Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Strike”

See “Strike / and Insert / from the Record / the Last Word / Expunge (CongressionalGlossary.com)” Strike: Amendment to delete a portion of a measure or an amendment. TheCapitol.Net offers training and a Certificate in Congressional Operations and Federal Budgeting. Teaching how Washington and Congress work. TM

“Washington Post cancels lobbyist event amid uproar”

Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth said today she was canceling plans for an exclusive “salon” at her home where for as much as $250,000, the Post offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record access to “those powerful few” — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and even the paper’s own reporters and editors. The astonishing offer … Read more

Preemption: Obama Signals a Change in Federal Rulemaking

In a memorandum to heads of executive departments and agencies, President Obama stated his administration’s policy “that preemption of State law by executive departments and agencies should be undertaken only with full consideration of the legitimate prerogatives of the States and with a sufficient legal basis for preemption.” He instructed the heads of departments and … Read more

Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Analysis of Selected Opinions

In May 2009, Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced his intention to retire from the Supreme Court. Several weeks later, President Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to fill his seat. To fulfill its constitutional “advice and consent” function, the Senate will consider … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Proxy Vote”

Proxy Vote: The practice of permitting a member to cast the vote of an absent colleague. Proxy voting is permitted only in Senate committees if committee rules allow them. See Proxy Voting / Polling (CongressionalGlossary.com) This definition is from the Glossary in our Congressional Deskbook. Perfect reference tool of Congressional jargon and procedural terms. Congressional … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Engrossed Measure”

Engrossed Measure: Official copy of a measure as passed by one chamber, including the text as amended by floor action. Measure is certified by the clerk of the House or the secretary of the Senate. This definition is from the Glossary in our Congressional Deskbook. Perfect reference tool of Congressional jargon and procedural terms. Congressional … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Cordon Rule”

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Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Conferees”

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