Floor / Aisle / Candy Desk / Gallery (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Floor / Aisle / Candy Desk / Gallery “The Floor” describes the actual physical chambers of the House and the Senate, in the Capitol Building, in Washington, DC. These are the only places where legislation can pass. The aisle is the space between the minority … Read more

Floor Leaders (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Floor Leaders In the House, the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader represent their parties on the House floor. They are assisted by whips. The House, with its large membership, has chosen majority and minority leaders since the 19th century to expedite legislative business and … Read more

Advanced Legislative Strategies, 3-day course in Washington, DC, from TheCapitol.Net

Advanced Legislative Strategies photo credit: garryknight This advanced three-day course builds on the skills of those who have already learned the legislative process and basic congressional operations. In this course, participants learn how to develop high-level strategies and tactics to help educate Congress and influence legislation. August 3-5, 2011, 9 am – 4 pm all … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Well”

See Well (CongressionalGlossary.com)     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony and Oral Presentations, a Five-Course series on CD Congress, the Legislative Process, and the Fundamentals of Lawmaking Series, a Nine-Course … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (Seventeenth Amendment – Senators Elected by Popular Vote)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (17th Amendment) Amendment XVII. (Senators Elected by Popular Vote) Passed by Congress May 13, 1912. Ratified April 8, 1913. Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 3. The Senate

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 3. (The Senate) Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have … Read more