Richard Arenberg’s “Congressional Procedure” from TheCapitol.Net

ALEXANDRIA, VA – (October 8, 2018) – Just in time for the November midterm elections, TheCapitol.Net is pleased to announce the publication of a major new reference work, Congressional Procedure: A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress, by Richard A. Arenberg. If the U.S. Constitution is the rule book, this is … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – April 2013

Foreign Ownership of U.S. Financial Assets: Implications of a Withdrawal, CRS Report RL34319, April 8, 2013 (21-page PDF) Procedural Analysis of Private Laws Enacted: 1986-2013, CRS Report RS22450, April 9, 2013 (12-page PDF) Potential Employer Penalties Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), CRS Report R41159, April 8, 2013 (21-page PDF) State Legalization … Read more

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Pro Forma Session / Recess Appointment (

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 … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. II. Section. 2. Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments

The United States Constitution Article. II. (The Executive Branch) Section. 2. (Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments) The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may … Read more