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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
The Electoral College: How it Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections

The Electoral College: How it Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections

Date: January 17, 2001
Creator: Neale, Thomas H
Description: The Constitution assigns each state a number of electors equal to the combined total of the state’s Senate and House of Representatives delegations; at present, the number of electors per state ranges from three to 55, for a total of 538. This report discuses constitutional origins, the electoral college today and explains the allocation of electors and electoral votes.
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The Electoral College: An Overview and Analysis of Reform Proposals

The Electoral College: An Overview and Analysis of Reform Proposals

Date: January 16, 2001
Creator: Whitaker, L. Paige & Neale, Thomas H
Description: Following the closely contested presidential election of 2000, it is anticipated that Congress may revisit the issue of Electoral College reform. Although some reforms could be effected through federal or state statutes, most would require overcoming the considerable hurdles encountered by proposed constitutional amendments: two-thirds approval by both houses of Congress, followed by ratification by three-fourths (38) of the states, usually within a period of seven years.
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National Monuments and the Antiquities Act: Recent Designations and Issues

National Monuments and the Antiquities Act: Recent Designations and Issues

Date: January 15, 2001
Creator: Hardy-Vincent, Carol & Baldwin, Pamela
Description: None
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Item Veto and Expanded Impoundment Proposals

Item Veto and Expanded Impoundment Proposals

Date: November 20, 2000
Creator: McMurtry, Virginia A
Description: None
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Congressional Overrides of Presidential Vetoes

Congressional Overrides of Presidential Vetoes

Date: November 4, 2000
Creator: Galemore, Gary L
Description: The President’s veto is effective not only in preventing the passage of legislation undesirable to the President, but also as a threat, sometimes forcing Congress to modify legislation before it is presented to the President. However, as a veto threat is carried out, Congress is faced with choices: letting the veto stand, the difficult task of overriding the veto, meeting the President’s objections and sending a new bill forward, or resubmitting the same provisions under a new bill number.
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The Presidential Veto and Congressional Procedure

The Presidential Veto and Congressional Procedure

Date: November 4, 2000
Creator: Galemore, Gary L
Description: None
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Presidential Vetoes, 1789-Present: A Summary Overview

Presidential Vetoes, 1789-Present: A Summary Overview

Date: November 4, 2000
Creator: Galemore, Gary L
Description: None
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Executive Order 12919: Emergency Powers of the President

Executive Order 12919: Emergency Powers of the President

Date: October 23, 2000
Creator: Burdette, Robert B
Description: Executive Order 12919 concerns industrial preparedness during times of war and national emergency. This brief report uses simple language to describe what Executive Order 12919 does. It is intended to clarify common misunderstandings about the Order’s purpose and scope.
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President Clinton's Vetoes

President Clinton's Vetoes

Date: October 7, 2000
Creator: Galemore, Gary L
Description: None
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Item Veto and Expanded Impoundment Proposals

Item Veto and Expanded Impoundment Proposals

Date: September 15, 2000
Creator: McMurtry, Virginia A
Description: None
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