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Conferees / Managers / Instruct Conferees (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Conferees / Managers / Instruct Conferees (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Conferees / Managers / Instruct Conferees     Reid Announces Conferees to Negotiate One-Year Plan   Conferees: The representatives and senators from each chamber who serve on a conference committee; also referred to as managers. Instruct Conferees: Formal action by one chamber urging its conferees […]

Understanding Report Language and Legislative History / Joint Statements (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Understanding Report Language and Legislative History / Joint Statements (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Learning to research and understand legislative history is an important part of any legislator’s job. Legislative history includes the official reports that are generated in Congress throughout the course of the legislative process, such as committee reports and joint statements. photo credit: EverJean When researching case law, be aware that court decisions can frequently include […]

Conference / Conference Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Conference / Conference Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Conference / Conference Committee Conference: 1: A formal meeting between the representatives of the House and the Senate to reconcile differences between the two chambers on provisions of a bill passed by both chambers. Members of the conference committee are appointed by the Speaker and […]

Report / Reported / H. Rept. / S. Rept. (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Report / Reported / H. Rept. / S. Rept. (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Report / Reported Report / Reported: Formal submission of a measure by a committee to its parent chamber. Both a verb and a noun as a congressional term. A committee that has been examining a bill referred to it by the parent chamber “reports” its […]

Conference Report (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Conference Report (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Conference Report photo credit: ☺ Lee J Haywood The compromise product negotiated by the conference committee. The “conference report,” which is printed and available to Senators, is submitted to each chamber for its consideration, such as approval or disapproval. The conference report contains a formal […]

Division of a Question for Voting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Division of a Question for Voting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Division of a Question for Voting photo credit: neoterra A practice that is more common in the Senate but also is used in the House whereby a member may demand a division of an amendment or a motion for purposes of amendment. The individual parts […]

Joint Explanatory Statement of Managers (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Joint Explanatory Statement of Managers (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Joint Explanatory Statement of Managers Portion of the conference report providing the history, explanation, and intent of the conferees. The conference report and joint explanatory statement are two distinct documents. The conference report contains a formal statement of the procedural actions the conferees took and […]