Recent CRS Reports – June 2021

“Independence Day Speech Resources: Fact Sheet,” CRS Report R44076, June 25, 2021 (7-page PDF) “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Incentives: A Summary of Federal Programs,” CRS Report R40913, June 24, 2021 (73-page PDF) “The Budget Resolution and the Senate’s Automatic Discharge Process,” CRS Insight IN11693, June 23, 2021 (5-page PDF) “Membership of the 117th Congress: … Read more

Seniority / Junior Senator / Senior Senator (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Seniority / Junior Senator / Senior Senator Cartoon explanation here. The status given members according to their length of service in the chamber, which entitles a member with greater seniority to preferential treatment in matters such as committee assignments. In the House, the Press Gallery … Read more

Committee on Committees / Party Leaders (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee on Committees / Party Leaders At the beginning of each Congress, members meet to organize and select their leaders. Committees formed in each party conference and responsible for nominating the party’s members to committee membership and committee leadership positions. Nominations are subject to approval … Read more

Policy Committees (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Policy Committees Each party policy committee provides research and other services to members of Congress and also serves as a forum for discussion of party legislative strategy. Also see Congressional Leadership and Committees; § 5.50, Party Leadership, in Congressional Deskbook.   More House Democrats House … Read more