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Recent CRS Reports, Early-October 2013

Recent CRS Reports, Early-October 2013

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions, CRS Report RL32760, September 27, 2013 (49-page PDF) Government Shutdown: Operations of the Department of Defense During a Lapse in Appropriations, CRS Report R41745, October 7, 2013 (37-page PDF) EPA Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants: Many Questions, Some […]

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Reconsider a Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Reconsider a Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Reconsider a Vote Reconsider: Parliamentary practice that gives a chamber one opportunity to review its action on a motion, amendment, measure, or any other proposition. A motion to reconsider the vote by which an action was taken has, until it is disposed of, the effect […]

Discharge Calendar / a Committee / Petition / Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Discharge Calendar / a Committee / Petition / Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Discharge Calendar / a Committee / Petition / Resolution Discharge a Committee: To remove a measure from committee to which it has been returned in order to make it available for floor consideration. This is attempted more often in the House than in the Senate, […]

Executive Calendar (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Executive Calendar (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Executive Calendar This is a non-legislative calendar in the Senate on which executive business, presidential documents such as treaties and nominations are listed. The Senate’s Executive Calendar (PDF) is updated each day the Senate is in session. The executive calendar identifies executive resolutions, treaties, and […]

Executive Session / Executive Business / Secret Session (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Executive Session / Executive Business / Secret Session (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Executive Session / Executive Business / Secret Session photo credit: glasseyes view Executive Session (1) A meeting of a Senate or House committee (or occasionally of either chamber) that only its members may attend. Witnesses regularly appear at committee meetings in executive session – for […]