Drafting The Declaration of Independence, 1776, by Allyn Cox in The Great Experiment Hall, from the Architect of the Capitol

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day ONLINE course, Sept. 27, 2023

  Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments A “how to” program for anyone who drafts federal legislation.                 This course helps anyone draft, revise, and review bills and amendments, with lessons especially useful to those who review legislation, prepare reports, or draft legislation and other formal legislative documents. In … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – August 2023

“Supreme Court Narrows Dormant Commerce Clause and Upholds State Animal Welfare Law,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB11031, August 31, 2023 (8-page PDF) “Salaries of Members of Congress: Congressional Votes, 1990-2023,” CRS Report 97-615, August 29, 2023 (41-page PDF) “Salaries of Members of Congress: Recent Actions and Historical Tables,” CRS Report 97-1011, August 29, 2023 (34-page PDF) … Read more

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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

Public Corruption and the Limits of Federal Fraud Statutes, CRS Legal Sidebar LSB11025

Over time, Congress has shown consistent interest in policing public-sector corruption, enacting a number of criminal provisions aimed at holding corrupt officials and those who entice them accountable for their actions under federal law. Federal prosecutors’ most potent existing tools for combating such corruption include the federal mail and wire fraud statutes and a provision … Read more

Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials

  Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress – A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates By Bradford Fitch Practical guidance how to prepare for and meet with elected officials and staff, how to write effective letters and emails to elected officials, strategies for influencing legislators face-to-face, best … Read more

“Lobbying and Advocacy,” by Deanna Gelak

Lobbying and Advocacy: Winning Strategies, Resources, Recommendations, Ethics and Ongoing Compliance for Lobbyists and Washington Advocates. Lobbying and AdvocacyBy Deanna Gelak Lobbying and Advocacy is the comprehensive guide for lobbyists and Washington advocates. This 11 chapter publication provides practical tips and resources, as well as step-by-step guides for communicating with policymakers in every venue. What … Read more

Congressional Procedure by Richard A. Arenberg

  Congressional Procedure A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress By Richard A. Arenberg Foreword by Alan S. Frumin Congressional Procedure explains the legislative and congressional budget processes along with all aspects of Congress. See preview on Google Books A clear explanation of the workings of the United States government that … Read more

Testifying Before Congress

  Testifying Before Congress A Practical Guide to Preparing and Delivering Testimony before Congress and Congressional Hearings for Agencies, Associations, Corporations, Military, NGOs, and State and Local Officials By William N. LaForge The practical guide to assist witnesses and their organizations prepare and deliver Congressional testimony. For use by anyone or any organization called to … Read more

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CRS In Focus IF10177)

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency committee chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury. It serves the President in overseeing the national security risks of certain foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. economy. CFIUS jurisdiction includes the review of mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers that could result in … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – July 2023

“Consol-Type Perpetual Bonds and the Debt Limit: In Brief,” CRS Report R47638, July 31, 2023 (11-page PDF) “Legislative Branch Agency Appointments: History, Processes, and Recent Actions,” CRS Report R42072, July xx, 2023 (11-page PDF) “State Regulation of Foreign Ownership of U.S. Land: January to June 2023,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB11013, July 28, 2023 (11-page PDF) … Read more

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