Tag: R41083

Committee Report (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Committee Report (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee Report   Financial Services Hearing on Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report   Committee Report: Document accompanying measure reported from a committee, containing an explanation of the provisions of the measure, arguments for its approval, and certain other matters. A committee report is both an […]

Colloquy (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Colloquy (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Colloquy Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee hold colloquy on Senate floor Discussion between members during floor proceedings, generally to put on the record a mutual understanding about the intent of a provision or amendment. The discussion is often scripted in advance.   Sens. Rand […]

Blue-Slip Resolution / Star Print / Blue Slip (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Blue-Slip Resolution / Star Print / Blue Slip (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Blue-Slip Resolution / Star Print / Blue Slip   MITCH RYDER – DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS (Live w / lyrics)   Blue-Slip Resolution: House resolution ordering the return to the Senate of a Senate bill or amendment that the House believes violates the constitutional […]

Motion to Recommit / Recommit to Committee / Table / Lay on the Table (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Motion to Recommit / Recommit to Committee / Table / Lay on the Table (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Motion to Recommit / Recommit to Committee / Table / Lay on the Table     Rep. Cartwright Motion to Recommit     Recommit: To send a measure back to the committee that reported it. A motion to recommit without instructions kills a measure; a […]

Appeal the Ruling of the Chair (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Appeal the Ruling of the Chair (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Appeal the Ruling of the Chair The right to appeal from a decision of the Chair on a question of order is derived from the English Parliament and is recognized under clause 5 of House Rule I, which dates from 1789. This right of appeal, […]

Pro Forma Session / Recess Appointment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Pro Forma Session / Recess Appointment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Pro Forma Session / Recess Appointment   Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) chairs this 9-second session of the United States Senate on December 26, 2007, to prevent recess appointments by President Bush.   Pro Forma Session: From the Latin, meaning “as a matter of form.” A […]

Simple Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Simple Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Simple Resolution Resolution / Simple Resolution: Sentiment of one chamber on an issue, or a measure to carry out the administrative or procedural business of the chamber. Does not become law. Designated as H. Res. or S. Res. A simple resolution deals with the internal […]

Standing Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Standing Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Standing Committee Committees permanently established by House and Senate rules. House Rule X and Senate Rule XXV list the jurisdiction of each committee. The standing committees are legislative committees. Legislation may be referred to them and they may report bills and resolutions to their parent […]

Executive Communication / Executive Document (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Executive Communication / Executive Document (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Executive Communication / Executive Document Executive Communication: A message sent to the Senate by the president or other executive branch official. Presidential veto messages are an example of an “executive communication.” Executive Document: A document, usually a treaty, sent to the Senate by the president […]

Chairman’s Mark / Staff Draft / Committee Print (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Chairman’s Mark / Staff Draft / Committee Print (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Chairman’s Mark / Staff Draft / Committee Print   Opening Remarks for the Mark-up of the NDAA   Subcommittee Reported Version / Committee Print: Many measures considered by a full committee have already received subcommittee action. If a subcommittee reports its version of a text […]