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Subcommittee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Subcommittee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Subcommittee   Fred Rogers testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications   Subunit of a committee established for the purpose of dividing the committee’s workload. Recommendations of a subcommittee must be approved by the full committee before being reported to the chamber. Most committees form […]

Ex Officio (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Ex Officio (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Ex Officio photo credit: cwasteson Literally, by virtue of one’s office. The term refers to the practice under Senate rules that allows the chairman and ranking minority member of a committee to participate in any of the subcommittees of that committee, but generally not to […]

Appropriation Act / Appropriation Bill / Continuing Resolution / Continuing Appropriations (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Appropriation Act / Appropriation Bill / Continuing Resolution / Continuing Appropriations (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Appropriation Act / Appropriation Bill / Continuing Resolution / Continuing Appropriations photo credit: BarelyFitz Appropriation Act: A statute, under the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, that generally provides legal authority for federal agencies to incur obligations and to make payments out […]

Appropriation / Cardinals of Congress (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Appropriation / Cardinals of Congress (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Appropriation / Cardinals of Congress   David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: How Appropriations is Supposed to Work   Appropriation: Provision of law that provides authority for federal agencies to obligate funds and to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. Appropriations for the federal government […]