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Recent CRS Reports – March 2013

Recent CRS Reports – March 2013

Federal Programs Available to Unemployed Workers, CRS Report RL34251, January 9, 2013 (21-page PDF) Congressional Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act: A Legal Overview, CRS Report R42482, January 31, 2013 (17-page PDF) The Increase in Unemployment Since 2007: Is It Cyclical or Structural?, CRS Report R41785, January 24, 2013 (24-page PDF) Water Resource Issues in […]

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

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 […]

Senatorial Courtesy (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Senatorial Courtesy (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Senatorial Courtesy     Sometimes referred to as “the courtesy of the Senate,” it is a general practice – with no written rule – applied to consideration of executive nominations. Generally, it means that nominations from a state are not to be confirmed unless they […]