House Committee Hearings: Arranging Witnesses

House Committee Hearings: Arranging Witnesses

Date: March 15, 2001
Creator: Carr, Thomas P.
Description: This report briefly discusses the process of selecting and arranging witnesses for House committee hearings.
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Suspension of Rules in the House: Measure Sponsorship by Party

Suspension of Rules in the House: Measure Sponsorship by Party

Date: January 6, 2005
Creator: Carr, Thomas P.
Description: This report provides a brief analysis and tables that show the breakdown of motions to suspend the rules in the House of Representatives by party of the sponsor (100th-108th Congresses).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Parliamentary Reference Sources: House of Representatives

Parliamentary Reference Sources: House of Representatives

Date: September 15, 2005
Creator: Carr, Thomas P.
Description: This report discusses the availability and format of three types of parliamentary reference materials: official sources such as the House Rules and Manual and the published precedents; publications of committees and offices of the House; and documents prepared by House party and leadership organizations. It also reviews some principles of House parliamentary procedure that are important to consider when using information from parliamentary reference sources.
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Hearings in the House of Representatives: A Guide for Preparation and Procedure

Hearings in the House of Representatives: A Guide for Preparation and Procedure

Date: June 13, 2006
Creator: Carr, Thomas P.
Description: The report describes provisions of House rules that pertain to hearings; citations to these rules are included for reference. While House rules generally apply to committees and subcommittees, it is House Rule XI that contains many provisions specific to hearings. House rules set the general framework in which committees hold hearings.
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Preparation for Senate Committee Markup

Preparation for Senate Committee Markup

Date: January 5, 2005
Creator: Carr, Thomas P.
Description: This report briefly discusses the preparation which precedes the legislative stage during which a committee chooses the language of a measure it expects to report to the Senate, called "markups." Markups are carefully planned in advance to insure that the requirements of Senate rules have been met, political decisions have been made, and administrative issues have been addressed.
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Senate Committee Reports: Required Contents

Senate Committee Reports: Required Contents

Date: October 22, 2004
Creator: Carr, Thomas P.
Description: This report briefly describes Senate rules and statutes that specify information that must be included as part of the written report about the purposes and provisions of a proposed measure. Senate committees also may include additional items in their reports.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Parliamentary Reference Sources: House of Representatives

Parliamentary Reference Sources: House of Representatives

Date: March 16, 2004
Creator: Carr, Thomas P.
Description: This report discusses the availability and format of three types of parliamentary reference materials: official sources such as the House Rules and Manual and the published precedents; publications of committees and offices of the House; and documents prepared by House party and leadership organizations. It also reviews some principles of House parliamentary procedure that are important to consider when using information from parliamentary reference sources.
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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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The Legislative Process on the Senate Floor: An Introduction

The Legislative Process on the Senate Floor: An Introduction

Date: November 8, 2002
Creator: Carr, Thomas P & Bach, Stanley
Description: This report discusses the legislative process on the senate floor; the right of extended debate that permits filibusters that can be brought to an end if the Senate invokes cloture, usually by a vote of three-fifths of all Senators.
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Suspension of Rules in the House: Measure Sponsorship by Party

Suspension of Rules in the House: Measure Sponsorship by Party

Date: July 16, 2003
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Creation of Executive Departments: Highlights from the Legislative History of Modern Precedents

Creation of Executive Departments: Highlights from the Legislative History of Modern Precedents

Date: July 30, 2002
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: This report describes the principal elements of legislative process used to establish these executive branch entities. Legislative histories of the organic acts of these Cabinet departments are set out in narrative form in the body of the report, and in tabular format in the appendix.
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Creation of Executive Departments: Highlights from the Legislative History of Modern Precedents

Creation of Executive Departments: Highlights from the Legislative History of Modern Precedents

Date: July 12, 2002
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: This report describes the principal elements of legislative process used to establish these executive branch entities. Legislative histories of the organic acts of these Cabinet departments are set out in narrative form in the body of the report, and in tabular format in the appendix.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Special Order Speeches and Other Forms of Non-Legislative Debate in the House

Special Order Speeches and Other Forms of Non-Legislative Debate in the House

Date: March 19, 2002
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
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Abortion: Legislative Control

Abortion: Legislative Control

Date: March 18, 1988
Creator: Carr, Thomas P.
Description: In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Constitution protects a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy (Roe v. Wade), and that a State may not unduly burden the exercise of that fundamental right by regulations that prohibit or substantially limit access to the means of effectuating that decision (Doe v. Bolton). However, the issue of a woman's right to an abortion is far from settled. This report discusses the various legislative actions undertaken since 1973 to either nullify these rulings or hinder their effectuation.
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Suspension of Rules in the House: Measure Sponsorship by Party

Suspension of Rules in the House: Measure Sponsorship by Party

Date: January 7, 2002
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Suspension of the Rules in the House of Representatives

Suspension of the Rules in the House of Representatives

Date: February 1, 2005
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
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Markup in Senate Committee: Considering Amendments

Markup in Senate Committee: Considering Amendments

Date: April 29, 2003
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
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Senate Committee Reports: Required Contents

Senate Committee Reports: Required Contents

Date: April 28, 2003
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
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Parliamentary Reference Sources: House of Representatives

Parliamentary Reference Sources: House of Representatives

Date: July 27, 2001
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
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Parliamentary Reference Sources: Senate

Parliamentary Reference Sources: Senate

Date: July 27, 2001
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
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Preparation for Senate Committee Markup

Preparation for Senate Committee Markup

Date: April 22, 2003
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
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Party Leaders in the House: Election, Duties, and Responsibilities

Party Leaders in the House: Election, Duties, and Responsibilities

Date: October 5, 2001
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: This report discusses the roles and duties of party leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
House Rules Changes Affecting Floor Procedures in the 109th Congress

House Rules Changes Affecting Floor Procedures in the 109th Congress

Date: February 15, 2005
Creator: Carr, Thomas P & Rybicki, Elizabeth
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department