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Recent CRS Reports – Early March 2013

Recent CRS Reports – Early March 2013

Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources, CRS Report R42507, March 20, 2013 (95-page PDF) Social Security Administration (SSA): Budget Issues, CRS Report R41716, March 19, 2013 (20-page PDF) Public Mass Shootings in the United States: Selected Implications for Federal Public Health and Safety Policy, CRS Report R43004, March 18, 2013 (44-page PDF) The Amending Process in […]

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Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To     U.S. HOUSE RESOLUTION PRESSES TURKEY TO RETURN STOLEN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES     Adoption / Adopted: Usual parliamentary term for approval of conference report. Under House Rule XI – Procedures of Committees and Unfinished Business, “Each standing committee […]

Appeal the Ruling of the Chair (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Appeal the Ruling of the Chair (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Appeal the Ruling of the Chair The right to appeal from a decision of the Chair on a question of order is derived from the English Parliament and is recognized under clause 5 of House Rule I, which dates from 1789. This right of appeal, […]

Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Question Question: Any matter on which the House or Senate is to vote, such as passage of a bill, adoption of an amendment, agreement to a motion, or an appeal. During a filibuster in the Senate, a senator may yield to another senator for a […]

Privilege / Privileged Questions / Question of Privilege (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Privilege / Privileged Questions / Question of Privilege (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Privilege / Privileged Questions / Question of Privilege Privilege relates to the rights of members of Congress and to relative priority of the motions and actions they may make in their respective chambers. The two are distinct. “Privileged questions” deal with legislative business. “Questions of […]

Previous Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Previous Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Previous Question A nondebatable House (or House committee) motion, which, when agreed to, cuts off further debate, prevents the offering of additional amendments, and brings the pending matter to an immediate vote. A motion for the previous question, when carried, has the effect of cutting […]

Reconsider a Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Reconsider a Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Reconsider a Vote Reconsider: Parliamentary practice that gives a chamber one opportunity to review its action on a motion, amendment, measure, or any other proposition. A motion to reconsider the vote by which an action was taken has, until it is disposed of, the effect […]

Committee of the Whole (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Committee of the Whole (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee of the Whole photo credit: flowercarole The Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, more often referred to as the “Committee of the Whole,” is the House of Representatives operating as a committee on which all 435 House members serve. […]

Adjourn (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Adjourn (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adjourn photo credit: Gaffke Photography v2.8 Adjourn: Formal motion to end a day’s session of a chamber of Congress. A motion to adjourn in the Senate (or a committee) ends that day’s session. Adjournment is not a recess. Because procedures are so strictly determined when […]

Recede and Concur with an Amendment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Recede and Concur with an Amendment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Recede: Motion by one chamber to withdraw from its previous position during amendments between the chambers. Recede and Concur: Motion to withdraw from a position and agree with the other chamber’s position. Recede and Concur with an Amendment: Motion to withdraw from a position and […]