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Legislative Branch Agencies / Architect of the Capitol / AOC (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Legislative Branch Agencies / Architect of the Capitol / AOC (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Legislative Branch Agencies / Architect of the Capitol / AOC To ensure that Congress has independent sources of information from the executive branch to support it in its legislative and oversight responsibilities, Congress formed several legislative branch agencies.   Stone Preservation on Capitol Hill   […]

Sergeant at Arms (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Sergeant at Arms (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Sergeant at Arms House: As an elected officer of the House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms is the chief law enforcement and protocol officer of the House of Representatives, and is responsible for maintaining order in the House side of the United States Capitol […]

Bases of Budgeting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Bases of Budgeting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Bases of Budgeting photo credit: Scott Ableman Methods for calculating budget figures. Not all methods are mutually exclusive. For example, the federal budget includes both net and gross figures and reports both obligations and cash or cash equivalent spending. As a general rule, budget receipts […]

Joint Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Joint Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Joint Committee Committees including membership from both the House and the Senate. A joint committee may be investigative or research oriented. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation. As of 2018 only five joint committees remain: Joint […]

U.S. Code (U.S.C.) (USC) (CongressionalGlossary.com)

U.S. Code (U.S.C.) (USC) (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms U.S. Code (U.S.C.) (USC) photo credit: AngryJulieMonday Following the assignment of a public-law number and statutory citation, and the publication of a slip law, the House of Representatives’ Office of Law Revision Counsel, working largely under the auspices of the Speaker of the House, organizes […]