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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
"Fast-Track" or Expedited Procedures: Their Purposes, Elements, and Implications

"Fast-Track" or Expedited Procedures: Their Purposes, Elements, and Implications

Date: January 18, 2001
Creator: Bach, Stanley
Description: This report discusses certain provisions of law that commonly are known as “fast-track” or expedited procedures. They are so labeled because these statutory provisions contain special legislative procedures that apply to one or both houses of Congress and that expedite, or put on a fast track, congressional consideration of a certain measure or a narrowly defined class of measures. This report first presents the nature, purpose, and elements of fast-track procedures. Then the report discusses some of the most important ways in which these procedures differ from the normal procedures of the House and Senate and, therefore, how the use of expedited procedures can affect the legislative process in Congress.
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Pages of the United States Congress: Selection, Duties, and Program Administration

Pages of the United States Congress: Selection, Duties, and Program Administration

Date: July 17, 2003
Creator: Amer, Mildred L
Description: None
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Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate: Fact Sheet on Legislative and Administrative Duties

Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate: Fact Sheet on Legislative and Administrative Duties

Date: August 7, 2003
Creator: Dwyer, Paul E
Description: None
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Secretary of the Senate: Fact Sheet on Legislative and Administrative Duties

Secretary of the Senate: Fact Sheet on Legislative and Administrative Duties

Date: August 7, 2003
Creator: Dwyer, Paul E
Description: None
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House Sergeant at Arms: Fact Sheet on Legislative and Administrative Duties

House Sergeant at Arms: Fact Sheet on Legislative and Administrative Duties

Date: March 22, 2002
Creator: Tong, Lorraine H
Description: None
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"Sense of" Resolutions and Provisions

"Sense of" Resolutions and Provisions

Date: July 16, 2003
Creator: Rundquist, Paul S
Description: One or both houses of Congress may formally express opinions about subjects of current national interest through freestanding simple or concurrent resolutions (called generically “sense of the House,” “sense of the Senate,” or “sense of the Congress” resolutions). These opinions may also be added to pending legislative measures by amendments expressing the views of one or both chambers. This fact sheet identifies the various forms such expressions may take and the procedures governing such actions.
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"Sense of" Resolutions and Provisions

"Sense of" Resolutions and Provisions

Date: March 7, 2001
Creator: Rundquist, Paul S
Description: One or both houses of Congress may formally express opinions about subjects of current national interest through freestanding simple or concurrent resolutions (called generically "sense of the House," "sense of the Senate," or "sense of the Congress" resolutions). These opinions may also be added to pending legislative measures by amendments expressing the views of one or both chambers. This fact sheet identifies the various forms such expressions may take and the procedures governing such actions.
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Committee Types and Roles

Committee Types and Roles

Date: February 14, 2002
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: There are three main types of committees—standing, select, and joint. Most committees form subcommittees to share specific tasks within the jurisdiction of the full committee.
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Unanimous Consent Agreements in the Senate

Unanimous Consent Agreements in the Senate

Date: February 20, 2001
Creator: Oleszek, Walter J
Description: None
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Sponsorship and Cosponsorship of Senate Bills

Sponsorship and Cosponsorship of Senate Bills

Date: April 21, 2003
Creator: Sachs, Richard C
Description: None
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