Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Previous Question”

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Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Precedent”

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Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Pass Over without Prejudice”

See Official Objectors / Passed Over Without Prejudice (CongressionalGlossary.com)     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training Drafting Effective Federal Legislation and Amendments in a Nutshell, Audio Course on CD Congress, the Legislative Process, and the … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Modified Open Rule”

See Closed Rule / Modified Closed Rule / Special Rule / Open Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony and Oral Presentations, a Five-Course series on CD Congress, … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Minority, Supplemental, and Additional Views”

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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 … Read more

“Fast-Track Procedures” (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Fast-Track Procedures: Procedures that circumvent or speed up all or part of the legislative process. Some rule-making statutes prescribe expedited procedures for certain measures, such as trade agreements.   The Politician Behind California High Speed Rail Now Says It’s ‘Almost a Crime’   Also see Chapter 3.A. Introduction; Chapter 7.A. Introduction; Chapter 7.L. Other Fast-Track … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Executive Document”

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