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Lame Duck / “Lame Duck” Session (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Lame Duck / “Lame Duck” Session (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Lame Duck / “Lame Duck” Session When Congress (or either chamber) reconvenes in an even-numbered year following the November general elections to consider various items of business. Some lawmakers who return for this session will not be in the next Congress. Hence, they are informally […]

Without Objection (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Without Objection (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Without Objection   Senate Judiciary Committee w/Alberto Gonzales-7/24/07 Pt13   Used in lieu of a vote on non-controversial motions, amendments or bills that may be passed in either the House or Senate if no member voices an objection. Voting in the Senate is by voice, […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (Seventeenth Amendment – Senators Elected by Popular Vote)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (Seventeenth Amendment – Senators Elected by Popular Vote)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (17th Amendment) Amendment XVII. (Senators Elected by Popular Vote) Passed by Congress May 13, 1912. Ratified April 8, 1913. Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each […]