Asylum Processing at the Border: Legal Basics (CRS LSB10582)

Recent statistics and reports from the southern border show a sharp increase in the arrival of non-U.S. nationals (called “aliens” under governing law) who lack visas or other valid entry documents. (This Sidebar generally refers to such aliens encountered at the cusp of entry into the United States as “undocumented migrants” to distinguish them from … Read more

Custom Training from TheCapitol.Net

Custom Training, On-Site and Online, from TheCapitol.Net

Custom Training from TheCapitol.Net All of our programs and any combination of their topics can be tailored for on-site or online training for your organization. Our training and publications include congressional operations, legislative and budget process, communication and advocacy, media and public relations, testifying before Congress, research skills, legislative drafting, critical thinking and writing, and … Read more

Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook

  Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook A Practical Guide By Tobias A. Dorsey The Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook offers practical advice and insight for those engaged in legislative drafting, those more interested in policy than drafting itself, or those interested in reading and interpreting the law.   Web preview on Google Books The Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical … Read more

Federal Budgeting, 6 Audio Courses on CD

“Federal Budgeting” a Five-Course Series on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM Five audio courses on CD covering the federal budget process: Appropriations Process in a Nutshell Authorizations and Appropriations in a Nutshell Budget Formulation, Justification, and Execution The Budget Execution Process The Federal Budget Process SPECIAL OFFER – Buy all 5 audio courses together on 1 CD and SAVE more than … Read more

Congressional Directory 2021

  Congressional Directory 2021 117th 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 2021 Congressional Directory is wire-spiral bound for flat-fold reference and durability.   2021 Congressional Directory Member photos in full color Wire-spiral binding … Read more

The Federal Budget Process, V.2

  The Federal Budget Process, V.2 A Description of the Federal and Congressional Budget Processes, Including Timelines Web preview on Google Books Budgeting for the federal government is an enormously complex process. It entails dozens of subprocesses, countless rules and procedures, the efforts of tens of thousands of staff persons in the executive and legislative … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – February 2021

Considering Legislation on the House Floor: Common Practices in Brief, CRS Report R43424, February 26, 2021 (13-page PDF) “Legislative Branch: FY2021 Appropriations,” CRS Report R46469, February 26, 2021 (40-page PDF) “Availability of Legislative Measures in the House of Representatives (The “72-Hour Rule”),” CRS Report RS22015, February 25, 2021 (12-page PDF) “U.S. Capitol Attack and Law … Read more

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day ONLINE course in DC, September 29, 2021

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing How to Compose Clear and Effective Reports, Letters, Email, and Memos This is the first course in our 3-course Word Workshop. The second and third courses, “Writing to Persuade,” and “Editing“, are available only as sponsored courses or as custom training programs, on-site or online.   … Read more

Overview of Health Insurance Exchanges (CRS R44065)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA; P.L. 111-148, as amended) required health insurance exchanges to be established in every state. Exchanges are virtual marketplaces in which consumers and small business owners and employees can shop for and purchase private health insurance coverage and, where applicable, be connected to public health insurance programs (e.g., … Read more