Tag: Office of the Federal Register

Amending the Constitution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Amending the Constitution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Amending the Constitution     How to Amend the U.S. Constitution     One of the ways in which federalism is most clearly expressed in the Constitution is in the process for its amendment. Nine of the thirteen original states were required to ratify the […]

Electoral College (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Electoral College (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Electoral College The Constitution provided for electors in choosing the president and vice president; the states’ electors by long practice are collectively called the electoral college. The Constitution in Article II, Section 1, Clause 2, states in part: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner […]

Federal Register / Rulemaking / Unified Agenda (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Federal Register / Rulemaking / Unified Agenda (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Federal Register / Rulemaking / Unified Agenda In the course of its lawmaking, Congress often delegates quasi-legislative authority to executive departments and agencies so that they might effectively implement laws and carry out the broader policy determinations that Congress itself made. Departments and agencies engage […]

Law / Public Law / Private Law (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Law / Public Law / Private Law (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Law / Public Law / Private Law Law: An act of Congress that has been signed by the president or passed over his veto by Congress. Public bills, when signed, become public laws, and are cited by “Pub. L.” or the letters PL and a […]

Statutes at Large (Stat.) (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Statutes at Large (Stat.) (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Statutes at Large (Stat.) photo credit: specialklikethecereal A chronological arrangement of the laws enacted in each session of Congress. Though indexed, the laws are not arranged by subject matter, and there is no indication of how they changed previously enacted laws. The United States Statutes […]

Publishing U.S. Law

Publishing U.S. Law

When an enrolled bill becomes law, it is then sent to the Archives of the United States. If the bill becomes law by legislative override of an executive veto, Congress sends the bill to the Archives. If the bill becomes law through any other method, such as a pocket approval or signature approval, the White […]