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The Amending Process in the Senate

The Amending Process in the Senate

Date: March 17, 2003
Creator: Palmer, Betsy & Bach, Stanley
Description: This report summarizes many of the rules, precedents, and practices of the Senate affecting the consideration of amendments to measures on the floor. Much of the information presented here has been extracted from Riddick’s Senate Procedure (Senate Document 101-28) the published collection of Senate precedents.
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Amendments Between the Houses

Amendments Between the Houses

Date: February 19, 1999
Creator: Saturno, James V
Description: This report briefly summarizes the process of amendments between the House of Representatives and the Senate, which occurs if the House and Senate approve differing versions of a measure. An exchange of amendments between the houses resolves these differences.
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Amendments Between the Houses

Amendments Between the Houses

Date: May 19, 2003
Creator: Saturno, James V
Description: This report briefly summarizes the process of amendments between the House of Representatives and the Senate, which occurs if the House and Senate approve differing versions of a measure. An exchange of amendments between the houses resolves these differences.
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Amendments Between the Houses

Amendments Between the Houses

Date: December 9, 2004
Creator: Saturno, James V.
Description: This report briefly summarizes the process of amendments between the House of Representatives and the Senate, which occurs if the House and Senate approve differing versions of a measure. An exchange of amendments between the houses resolves these differences.
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Amendments Between the Houses: Procedural Options and Effects

Amendments Between the Houses: Procedural Options and Effects

Date: April 5, 2013
Creator: Rybicki, Elizabeth
Description: This report explains the procedural options for resolving differences through amendments between the houses, and to discuss the procedural effects of resolving differences through this process as an alternative to conference committee.
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Amendments Between the Houses: Procedural Options and Effects

Amendments Between the Houses: Procedural Options and Effects

Date: March 23, 2015
Creator: Rybicki, Elizabeth
Description: This report explains the procedural options for resolving differences through amendments between the houses, and to discuss the procedural effects of resolving differences through this process as an alternative to conference committee.
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Amendments Between the Houses: Procedural Options and Effects

Amendments Between the Houses: Procedural Options and Effects

Date: January 4, 2010
Creator: Rybicki, Elizabeth
Description: This report explains the procedural options for resolving differences through amendments between the houses, and to discuss the procedural effects of resolving differences through this process as an alternative to conference committee.
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Amendments in Disagreement

Amendments in Disagreement

Date: November 3, 2004
Creator: Saturno, James V.
Description: This report briefly summarizes the process of amendments between the House of Representatives and the Senate, which occurs if the House and Senate approve differing versions of a measure. The House and Senate must approve an identical version of a measure before it may be presented for the President's approval or veto. If the House and Senate approve differing versions of a measure, the differences must first be resolved.
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Amendments in the House: Types and Forms

Amendments in the House: Types and Forms

Date: November 18, 2004
Creator: Saturno, James V.
Description: This report briefly discusses the amending process, which is central to the consideration of legislation by the House of Representatives, and the rules, practices, and precedents that underlie this process frequently depend on distinguishing among amendments based on their type and form. Simply put, not all amendments are equal in a procedural sense, and the form or type of amendment frequently determines what further amendments may be offered, and therefore what alternatives the House may choose among.
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Amendments in the Senate: Types and Forms

Amendments in the Senate: Types and Forms

Date: May 19, 2003
Creator: Saturno, James V
Description: The amending process is central to the consideration of legislation by the Senate. This report briefly describes the various types of amendments that take place in the Senate.
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Amendments in the Senate: Types and Forms

Amendments in the Senate: Types and Forms

Date: August 25, 2015
Creator: Davis, Christopher M.
Description: This report briefly describes the various types of amendments that take place in the Senate. It has sections describing distinctions among amendments, degrees of amendments, forms of amendments, and the scope of amendments.
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Amendments in the Senate: Types and Forms

Amendments in the Senate: Types and Forms

Date: November 2, 2004
Creator: Saturno, James V.
Description: This report briefly describes the various types of amendments that take place in the Senate. It has sections describing distinctions among amendments, degrees of amendments, forms of amendments, and the scope of amendments.
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Amendments in the Senate: Types and Forms

Amendments in the Senate: Types and Forms

Date: May 19, 2003
Creator: Saturno, James V.
Description: The amending process is central to the consideration of legislation by the Senate. This report briefly describes the various types of amendments that take place in the Senate.
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Amendments in the Senate: Types and Forms

Amendments in the Senate: Types and Forms

Date: April 16, 2008
Creator: Davis, Christopher M.
Description: The amending process is central to the consideration of legislation by the Senate. This report briefly describes the various types of amendments that take place in the Senate.
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Amendments on the House Floor: Summary of Major Restrictions

Amendments on the House Floor: Summary of Major Restrictions

Date: September 23, 2013
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report discusses the opportunities for Representatives to offer floor amendments to a bill or resolution procedures by which the House considers the measure.
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Amendments on the House Floor: Summary of Major Restrictions

Amendments on the House Floor: Summary of Major Restrictions

Date: August 22, 2003
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report discusses the opportunities for Representatives to offer floor amendments to a bill or resolution procedures by which the House considers the measure.
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Annual Appropriations Acts: Consideration During Lame-Duck Sessions

Annual Appropriations Acts: Consideration During Lame-Duck Sessions

Date: July 25, 2008
Creator: Keith, Robert
Description: This report provides information on the consideration of annual appropriations acts in connection with lame-duck sessions occurring between 1994 and 2006 as background for the possibility of such a session during 2008.
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Appointment and Confirmation of Executive Branch Leadership: An Overview

Appointment and Confirmation of Executive Branch Leadership: An Overview

Date: June 22, 2015
Creator: Hogue, Henry B. & Carey, Maeve P.
Description: This report begins by explaining the three distinct stages that comprise the advice and consent process, which is the means through which most of these positions are filled. The report then provides an overview of recess appointments and briefly discusses other options that are available to Presidents for temporarily filling vacant advice and consent positions. Finally, it discusses certain types of statutory provisions that Congress has applied selectively to specific advice and consent positions in the executive branch.
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Apportioning Seats in the U.S. House of Representatives Using the 2013 Estimated Citizen Population

Apportioning Seats in the U.S. House of Representatives Using the 2013 Estimated Citizen Population

Date: October 30, 2015
Creator: Crocker, Royce
Description: This report examines the impact on the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives if such a change were to occur, using an estimate of the 2013 citizen population in place of the 2010 apportionment population to determine the potential distribution of seats in the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress.
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Appropriations Bills: What is Report Language?

Appropriations Bills: What is Report Language?

Date: January 12, 2005
Creator: Streeter, Sandy
Description: When the Senate or House Appropriations Committee reports an appropriations bill to the full Senate or House, respectively, the committee typically publishes a committee report explaining the bill. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of what these reports entail and the language used within them.
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Appropriations for FY1999: Legislative Branch

Appropriations for FY1999: Legislative Branch

Date: March 11, 1999
Creator: Dwyer, Paul E
Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Legislative Branch Appropriations.
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Appropriations for FY2000: Legislative Branch

Appropriations for FY2000: Legislative Branch

Date: January 11, 2000
Creator: Dwyer, Paul E
Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Legislative Branch Appropriations.
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Appropriations for FY2001: Legislative Branch

Appropriations for FY2001: Legislative Branch

Date: April 20, 2001
Creator: Dwyer, Paul E
Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Legislative Branch Appropriations.
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Appropriations for FY2001: Legislative Branch

Appropriations for FY2001: Legislative Branch

Date: February 19, 2001
Creator: Dwyer, Paul E
Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Legislative Branch Appropriations.
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