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Colloquy (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Colloquy (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Colloquy Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee hold colloquy on Senate floor Discussion between members during floor proceedings, generally to put on the record a mutual understanding about the intent of a provision or amendment. The discussion is often scripted in advance.   Sens. Rand […]

Refer / Referral (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Refer / Referral (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Refer / Referral   Muddy Waters – Champagne & Reefer   Refer: Assignment of a measure to committee Once introduced in the House or Senate, or passed by one chamber and sent to the other, most measures are referred to committee. Referral to committee occurs […]

Sense of the Congress / Sense of the House / Sense of the Senate (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Sense of the Congress / Sense of the House / Sense of the Senate (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Sense of the Congress / Sense of the House / Sense of the Senate   H. Res. 32 – Expressing The Sense of the House of Representatives On Tucson Shootings   One or both chambers of Congress may formally express opinions about subjects of current […]

Reading of Bills (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Reading of Bills (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Reading of Bills   Rand Paul Refuses to Vote Without Reading the Bill   Traditional parliamentary procedure required bills to be read three times before they were passed. This custom is of little modern significance. Normally a bill is considered to have its first reading […]

Joint Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Joint Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Joint Resolution A joint resolution, designated H.J. Res. or S.J. Res. Requires the approval of both houses and the signature of the president, just as a bill does, and has the force of law if approved. There is no practical difference between a bill and […]

Nongermane Amendment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Nongermane Amendment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Nongermane Amendment photo credit: bfelice An amendment that would add new and different subject matter to, or may be irrelevant to, the bill or other measure it seeks to amend. Senate rules permit nongermane amendments in all but a few specific circumstances. The amending process […]