Tag: joint resolutions

Refer / Referral (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Refer / Referral (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Refer / Referral   Muddy Waters – Champagne & Reefer   Refer: Assignment of a measure to committee Once introduced in the House or Senate, or passed by one chamber and sent to the other, most measures are referred to committee. Referral to committee occurs […]

Sense of the Congress / Sense of the House / Sense of the Senate (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Sense of the Congress / Sense of the House / Sense of the Senate (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Sense of the Congress / Sense of the House / Sense of the Senate   H. Res. 32 – Expressing The Sense of the House of Representatives On Tucson Shootings   One or both chambers of Congress may formally express opinions about subjects of current […]

Understanding the 4 Basic Types of Legislation

Understanding the 4 Basic Types of Legislation

There are four basic types of legislation that are handled by Congress. They include bills, simple resolutions, joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions. photo credit: USDAgov Bill A bill is the most common type of legislation and can be either permanent or temporary. It may also be general or special in nature; public or private. Bills […]

The Legislative Process 101

The Legislative Process 101

While anyone has the ability to draft a bill, only members of Congress can introduce and sponsor legislation. There are four basic types of legislation; bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions and simple resolutions. The official process for legislation starts when a resolution or bill is numbered as H.R.xxx, which signifies it as a House bill […]