Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Floor Manager”

See Floor Manager (CongressionalGlossary.com)     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training Drafting Effective Federal Legislation and Amendments in a Nutshell, Audio Course on CD “Congress, the Legislative Process, and the Fundamentals of Lawmaking Series” a … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Preamble, Article. I. Section. 1. The Legislature

The United States Constitution and The Declaration of Independence (Preamble) We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Companion Bills”

Companion Bills: Identical or similar bills introduced in both chambers. This definition is from the Glossary in our Congressional Deskbook. Perfect reference tool of Congressional jargon and procedural terms. Congressional Deskbook: The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress, by Michael Koempel and Judy Schneider. TheCapitol.Net offers training and a Certificate in Congressional Operations and Federal … Read more

PBGC To Assume Delphi Pension Plans

This is a bailout in the making. And as Atrios commented this morning: “It wouldn’t surprise me if the PBGC starts getting as hungry as the FDIC.” PBGC To Assume Delphi Pension Plans Unfunded and underfunded pensions are going to become a very big problem in the near future. In August, we will publish “Underfunded … Read more

Pocket Constitution – The Constitution at your fingertips

A free download of our Pocket Constitution is available on Scribd. The Constitution at your fingertips The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Amendments to the Constitution, all in a handy pocket-sized booklet. Single copies of this Pocket Constitution are available for $5 by sending a self-addressed stamped business (#10) envelope (SASBE) with first … Read more

Why is Amazon insisting that its retail sellers break the law?

Amazon.com must provide its retail sellers with the means to collect state sales tax on sales that are shipped to addresses in the retailer’s state. It is simply unbelievable that an allegedly sophisticated technology company like Amazon can not find a way to allow its retailers to comply with the law. Why is Amazon insisting … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Report/Reported”

See Report / Reported / H. Rept. / S. Rept. (CongressionalGlossary.com)     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training Drafting Effective Federal Legislation and Amendments in a Nutshell, Audio Course on CD “Congress, the Legislative Process, … Read more

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