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Recent CRS Reports – Sept. 1, 2013

Recent CRS Reports – Sept. 1, 2013

Government Assistance for AIG: Summary and Cost, CRS Report R42953, August 14, 2013 (25-page PDF) Reauthorizing the Office of National Drug Control Policy: Issues for Consideration, CRS Report R41535, August 13, 2013 (19-page PDF) Bee Health: Background and Issues for Congress, CRS Report R43191, August 27, 2013 (33-page PDF) The Debt Limit: History and Recent […]

District / Congressional District / District Work Period / State Work Period (CongressionalGlossary.com)

District / Congressional District / District Work Period / State Work Period (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms District / Congressional District / District Work Period / State Work Period   Fox News: “Stimulus” Money Goes to Congressional Districts That Don’t Exist   Each member of the House represents a district. Members of the House represent districts that, after the 2010 census, include […]

At-large Representative (CongressionalGlossary.com)

At-large Representative (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms At-large Representative An at-large representative is a member of the House whose congressional district is their entire state. Under the Constitution, seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned among the states. They are reapportioned every ten years following the decennial census. Every state is […]

Mid-Term Elections / Casualty List (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Mid-Term Elections / Casualty List (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Mid-Term Elections / Casualty List Mid-term elections / Midterm Elections are the national elections held in November of the even-numbered years between presidential elections. Mid-term election years include 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022, 2026, etc. Presidential elections are held very 4 years, including 2012, 2016, 2020, […]

Apportionment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Apportionment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Apportionment photo credit: Joshua Rappeneker Budget Process: The action by which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) distributes amounts available for obligation, including budgetary reserves established pursuant to law, in an appropriation or fund account. An apportionment divides amounts available for obligation by specific […]

Reapportionment / Redistricting / Gerrymander (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Reapportionment / Redistricting / Gerrymander (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Reapportionment / Redistricting / Gerrymander photo credit: faul Budget Process: A revision of a previous apportionment of budgetary resources for an appropriation or fund account. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reapportions just as it apportions. Agencies usually submit requests for reapportionment to OMB […]

Reapportionment and Redistricting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Reapportionment and Redistricting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Reapportionment and Redistricting Every ten years, following the decennial census, seats in the House are reapportioned among the states based on each state’s population relative to the other states. Also see Apportionment (CongressionalGlossary.com) and Reapportionment / Redistricting (CongressionalGlossary.com)   Reapportionment and Redistricting 3/23/2012   Under […]

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 4. Elections, Meetings

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 4. Elections, Meetings

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 4. (Elections, Meetings) Note: Article I, section 4, was modified by section 2 of the 20th amendment. The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any […]

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 2. The House

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 2. The House

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 2. (The House) Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each […]