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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
House Subcommittees: Assignment Process

House Subcommittees: Assignment Process

Date: May 11, 2007
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: House rules, Republican Conference and Democratic Caucus rules, and individual committee rules all address the subcommittee assignment process, although to varying degrees. This report describes the assignment process for House Subcommittees.
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Legislative Planning: Considerations for Congressional Staff

Legislative Planning: Considerations for Congressional Staff

Date: August 17, 2010
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: The Congressional Research Service frequently receives inquiries about legislative planning. Legislative and office action plans are often used by congressional offices for almost every significant project, from organizing an extensive conference in the district or state to introducing and guiding legislation. A major action plan requires a firm understanding of the project's goal, a research strategy, and a time line for completing the project. This report presents some of the factors usually considered in preparing an action plan. The information is provided in three sections. The first provides an overview which lays out summary considerations. The second raises questions to consider in preparing an outline for a project. The third details a sample action plan.
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One-Minute Speeches: Current House Practices

One-Minute Speeches: Current House Practices

Date: January 23, 2013
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report examines current House practices governing recognition for one-minute speeches, the delivery of one minutes, and their insertion in the Congressional Record.
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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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Senate Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Senate Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Date: October 26, 2006
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: Senate Rule XXV and party conference rules address committee assignments. Senate Rule XXV, paragraphs 2 and 3 establish categories of committees, popularly referred to as "A," "B," and "C," that condition assignment rules. This report outlines the categories of and rules for assigning Senators to Senate committees.
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Senate Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Senate Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Date: February 2, 2000
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: None
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Senate Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Senate Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Date: November 4, 2002
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: None
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Senate Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Senate Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Date: January 15, 2014
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report outlines information about the senate Rule XXV and party conference rules that address committee assignments.
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Senate Leadership Structure: Overview of Party Organization

Senate Leadership Structure: Overview of Party Organization

Date: December 7, 2006
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: Each Congress, Senators meet to organize the chamber and select their party leaders. In addition to the majority and minority leaders and party whips are numerous entities created by the party to assist with the work of the party.
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Senate Leadership Structure: Overview of Party Organization

Senate Leadership Structure: Overview of Party Organization

Date: July 10, 2003
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: None
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