Richard Arenberg’s “Congressional Procedure” from TheCapitol.Net

ALEXANDRIA, VA – (October 8, 2018) – Just in time for the November midterm elections, TheCapitol.Net is pleased to announce the publication of a major new reference work, Congressional Procedure: A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress, by Richard A. Arenberg. If the U.S. Constitution is the rule book, this is … Read more

Federal Budget Process – CRS Reports

The Budget Control Act of 2011, CRS Report R41965, August 19, 2011 (52-page PDF) Budget “Sequestration” and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules, CRS Report R42050, June 13, 2013 (35-page PDF) The Budget Control Act of 2011: Budgetary Effects of Proposals to Replace the FY2013 Sequester, CRS Report R42675, November 9, 2012 (15-page PDF) The … Read more

Appropriated Entitlement (

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Appropriated Entitlement photo credit: rainy city Appropriated Entitlement: an entitlement whose source of funding is in an annual appropriation act. However, because the entitlement is created by operation of law, if Congress does not appropriate the money necessary to fund the payments, eligible recipients may … Read more