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Recent CRS Reports – Early March 2013

Recent CRS Reports – Early March 2013

Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources, CRS Report R42507, March 20, 2013 (95-page PDF) Social Security Administration (SSA): Budget Issues, CRS Report R41716, March 19, 2013 (20-page PDF) Public Mass Shootings in the United States: Selected Implications for Federal Public Health and Safety Policy, CRS Report R43004, March 18, 2013 (44-page PDF) The Amending Process in […]

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Motion to Recommit / Recommit to Committee / Table / Lay on the Table (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Motion to Recommit / Recommit to Committee / Table / Lay on the Table (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Motion to Recommit / Recommit to Committee / Table / Lay on the Table     Rep. Cartwright Motion to Recommit     Recommit: To send a measure back to the committee that reported it. A motion to recommit without instructions kills a measure; a […]

Call of the Calendar (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Call of the Calendar (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Call of the Calendar Senate bills not brought up for debate by a motion, unanimous consent or a unanimous consent agreement are brought before the Senate for action when the calendar listing them is “called.” Bills must be called in the order listed. Measures considered […]

Printed Amendment / Unprinted Amendment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Printed Amendment / Unprinted Amendment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Printed Amendment / Unprinted Amendment Amendments can be either printed or unprinted. Printed Amendment: A House rule guarantees five minutes of floor debate in support and five minutes in opposition, and no other debate time, on amendments printed in the Congressional Record at least one […]

Strike / and Insert / from the Record / the Last Word / Expunge (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Strike / and Insert / from the Record / the Last Word / Expunge (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Strike / and Insert / from the Record / the Last Word / Expunge Strike and Insert: Amendment that replaces text in a measure or an amendment. Strike from the Record: Remarks made on the House floor may offend some member, who moves that the […]

Original Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Original Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Original Bill A bill drafted by a committee and introduced by its chair when the committee reports the measure back to its chamber. It is not referred back to the committee after introduction. The Senate allows all committees to report original bills; the House generally […]

Riddick’s Senate Procedure (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Riddick’s Senate Procedure (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Riddick’s Senate Procedure Named after Senate Parliamentarian Emeritus Floyd M. Riddick, this Senate document contains the contemporary precedents and practices of the Senate. It is updated periodically by the Senate parliamentarian. An appendix contains suggested forms for various procedures, e.g., offering motions or filing conference […]

“Christmas Tree” Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

“Christmas Tree” Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms “Christmas Tree” Bill “Christmas Tree” Bill: Informal nomenclature / jargon for a bill containing many riders / amendments unrelated, i.e, nongermane, to the bill’s subjects; usually refers to Senate measures. A bill on the Senate floor that attracts many, often unrelated, floor amendments. The amendments […]

Adjourn (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Adjourn (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adjourn photo credit: Gaffke Photography v2.8 Adjourn: Formal motion to end a day’s session of a chamber of Congress. A motion to adjourn in the Senate (or a committee) ends that day’s session. Adjournment is not a recess. Because procedures are so strictly determined when […]