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 Decade: 2010-2019
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2013

Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2013

Date: March 4, 2013
Creator: Heitshusen, Valerie
Description: This report briefly describes current responsibilities and selection mechanisms for 15 House and Senate party leadership posts and provides tables with historical data, including service dates, party affiliation, and other information for each. Tables have been updated as of the report's issuance date to reflect leadership changes.
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House Committee Funding: Description of Process and Analysis of Disbursements

House Committee Funding: Description of Process and Analysis of Disbursements

Date: March 13, 2013
Creator: Glassman, Matthew E.
Description: This report is organized in three sections. The first provides an overview of the committee funding process in the House and analyzes funding levels since 1995. The second reviews House floor and committee action on committee funding in the 112th Congress. The final section summarizes the rules and regulations that structure the use of committee funds, and analyzes actual committee funding spending patterns during five previous years.
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House Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

House Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Date: October 17, 2014
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report discusses rules for committee assignments in the House of Representatives. House rules address the election and membership of committees, especially limitations on membership. The Democratic Caucus and Republican Conference rules designate categories of committees and specify service limitations in addition to those in the House rules.
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Changes to Senate Procedures in the 113th Congress Affecting the Operation of Cloture (S.Res. 15 and S.Res. 16)

Changes to Senate Procedures in the 113th Congress Affecting the Operation of Cloture (S.Res. 15 and S.Res. 16)

Date: March 13, 2013
Creator: Rybicki, Elizabeth
Description: The 113th Congress; S.Res. 16 made two changes to the standing rules of the Senate. This report explains the provisions of each new standing order and rule.
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Limitations in Appropriations Measures: An Overview of Procedural Issues

Limitations in Appropriations Measures: An Overview of Procedural Issues

Date: September 29, 2014
Creator: Tollestrup, Jessica
Description: This report discusses internal congressional rules and procedures regarding money and policy decisions. It begins by explaining the contrasting procedural contexts that influence the consideration of limitation provisions in appropriations measures on the House and Senate floor. Next, it defines the two forms of limitations that have been allowed under House and Senate precedents, with examples of previous purposes that have been allowed. This report then proceeds to identify the variety of substantive challenges that exist in structuring a limitation provision so that it does not constitute legislative language and thereby violate House and Senate rules. Finally, this report concludes by discussing the effect of points of order during floor consideration and the burden of proof that exists for proponents of limitation provisions to successfully overcome procedural objections.
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The Legislative Process on the Senate Floor: An Introduction

The Legislative Process on the Senate Floor: An Introduction

Date: August 13, 2014
Creator: Heitshusen, Valerie
Description: This report provides a brief introduction to the legislative process on the Senate floor, including filibusters and cloture, restraint and delay, scheduling legislative business, unanimous consent agreements, the daily order of business, the amending process, and quorum calls and rollcall votes.
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Procedural Distinctions Between the House and the Committee of the Whole

Procedural Distinctions Between the House and the Committee of the Whole

Date: October 17, 2014
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report very briefly explains some of the chief distinctions between consideration in the House operating as the House and consideration in Committee of the Whole.
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Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Debate

Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Debate

Date: August 18, 2014
Creator: Akhtar, Shayerah Ilias
Description: This report discusses the ongoing debate regarding the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a federal government corporation which is the the official export credit agency (ECA) of the U.S. Government. The bank's statutory charter expires on September 30, 2014, meaning that its authority to obligations generally would cease and a wind-down of operations would be required. The report gives four possible scenarios for approaches Congress could take in regards to approaching the bank's future authorization status.
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Congressional Liaison Offices of Selected Federal Agencies

Congressional Liaison Offices of Selected Federal Agencies

Date: June 27, 2014
Creator: Crane-Hirsch, Audrey C.
Description: This report provides a list of roughly 200 congressional liaison offices with phone numbers, addresses, and other contact information.
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Legislative Procedure in Congress: Basic Sources for Congressional Staff

Legislative Procedure in Congress: Basic Sources for Congressional Staff

Date: October 6, 2014
Creator: Manning, Jennifer E. & Greene, Michael
Description: Written for congressional staff, this report identifies and provides details on how to obtain official government sources of information on the legislative process and the rules and procedure of the House and Senate. The report provides references to selected CRS products and offers information on the CRS legislative institutes. A listing of selected supplementary materials is also provided.
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