Tag: RS22477

Cosponsor (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Cosponsor (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Cosponsor House and Senate measures may have numerous sponsors in addition to the member who proposes the legislation. It is common in both chambers for the key proponent of a measure (the sponsor) to send a Dear Colleague letter (in print or electronically) to other […]

Pro Forma Session / Recess Appointment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Pro Forma Session / Recess Appointment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Pro Forma Session / Recess Appointment   Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) chairs this 9-second session of the United States Senate on December 26, 2007, to prevent recess appointments by President Bush.   Pro Forma Session: From the Latin, meaning “as a matter of form.” A […]

By Request (CongressionalGlossary.com)

By Request (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms By Request House (House Rule XII – Receipt and Referral of Measures) and Senate rules permit a member to introduce a measure at the request of the president, an executive agency, or a private individual although that member may be opposed to the legislation. The […]

Bills Introduced / Bills Referred / Sponsor (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Bills Introduced / Bills Referred / Sponsor (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Bills Introduced / Bills Referred / Sponsor Bills Introduced: In both the House and Senate, any number of members may join in introducing a single bill or resolution. The first member listed is the sponsor of the bill, and all members’ names following his or […]

Constitutional Authority Statement (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Constitutional Authority Statement (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Constitutional Authority Statement photo credit: _BuBBy_ On January 5, 2011, the House of Representatives adopted an amendment to House Rule XII adding a requirement to all measures introduced in the House of Representatives that are intended to become law. Specifically, Rule XII, clause 7(c) requires […]