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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 […]

President of the United States / State of the Union (CongressionalGlossary.com)

President of the United States / State of the Union (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms President of the United States / State of the Union  

Committee Calendar (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Committee Calendar (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee Calendar A committee calendar provides a comprehensive record of a committee’s actions during one Congress. Most committees periodically publish a committee calendar that lists the bills and resolutions referred to them, action taken on those measures, and other relevant information. All committees except the […]

Standing Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Standing Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Standing Committee Committees permanently established by House and Senate rules. House Rule X and Senate Rule XXV list the jurisdiction of each committee. The standing committees are legislative committees. Legislation may be referred to them and they may report bills and resolutions to their parent […]

Chairman’s Mark / Staff Draft / Committee Print (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Chairman’s Mark / Staff Draft / Committee Print (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Chairman’s Mark / Staff Draft / Committee Print   Opening Remarks for the Mark-up of the NDAA   Subcommittee Reported Version / Committee Print: Many measures considered by a full committee have already received subcommittee action. If a subcommittee reports its version of a text […]

Leave to Sit (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Leave to Sit (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Leave to Sit Permission for a committee to meet during the proceedings of the parent chamber. Under Senate Rule XXVI committees are forbidden to meet after the first two hours of the Senate’s daily session, and in no case after 2 pm while the Senate […]

Chairman / Chair / Chairwoman (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Chairman / Chair / Chairwoman (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Chairman / Chair / Chairwoman The presiding officer of a committee or subcommittee. In the Senate, chairmanship is based on seniority of committee tenure, but a senator may not chair more than one standing committee. Traditionally, the majority party member with the greatest seniority on […]

Parliamentary Inquiry (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Parliamentary Inquiry (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Parliamentary Inquiry   Parliamentary Inquiry regarding the New York Yankees – November 5, 2009   A question from the floor to the presiding officer by a member requesting a clarification of the procedural situation on the floor. Responses to parliamentary inquiries are not rulings of […]

Committee Jurisdiction (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Committee Jurisdiction (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee Jurisdiction The subjects and functions assigned to a committee by rule, resolution, precedent, or practice, including legislative matters, oversight and investigations, and nominations of executive officers. In the Senate, Rule XXV establishes jurisdiction for standing committees in the Senate. Senate Rule XXVII, paragraph 1, […]

Floor Manager (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Floor Manager (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Floor Manager photo credit: karindalziel A member who has the task of steering legislation through floor debate and the amendment process to a final vote in the House or the Senate. Floor managers usually are the chairmen or ranking members of the committee that reported […]