Recent CRS Reports – November 2021

“Lobbying Registration and Disclosure: The Role of the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate,” CRS Report RL34377, November 29, 2021 (17-page PDF) “The Debt Limit in 2021,” CRS Insight IN11702, November 24, 2021 (7-page PDF) “Cybersecurity: Selected Cyberattacks, 2012-2021,” CRS Report R46974, November 22, 2021 (28-page PDF) “Apportionment and Redistricting Process … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – May 2021

“House Rules Changes Affecting Committee Procedure in the 117th Congress (2021-2022),” CRS Report R46804, May 28, 2021 (17-page PDF) “Redistricting Commissions for Congressional Districts,” CRS Insight IN11053, May 28, 2021 (6-page PDF) “The Vacancies Act: A Legal Overview,” CRS Report R44997, May 28, 2021 (43-page PDF) “Federal Agricultural Recovery Resources for Drought-Related Losses,” CRS Insight … Read more

Byrd Rule / Budget Reconciliation Process (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Byrd Rule The term, named for Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), refers to an amendment to the Congressional Budget Act that bars the inclusion of extraneous matter in any reconciliation legislation considered in the Senate. This provision defines different categories of extraneous matter in any … Read more

Statutory Limit on the Public Debt / Budget Control Act of 2011 (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Statutory Limit on the Public Debt / Budget Control Act of 2011 The maximum amount, established in law, of public debt that can be outstanding. The debt limit covers virtually all debt incurred by the Federal Government (primarily the Treasury Department), including borrowing from trust … Read more