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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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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House Committee Jurisdiction and Referral: Rules and Practice

House Committee Jurisdiction and Referral: Rules and Practice

Date: October 21, 2014
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report briefly discusses the factors that determine House committee jurisdiction and more specifically House Rule X.
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The Committee Markup Process in the House of Representatives

The Committee Markup Process in the House of Representatives

Date: November 28, 2014
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report focuses on the markup stage of the legislative process in committee. It discusses the selection of the text to be marked up, the procedures for proposing and debating amendments to that text, the voting and quorum procedures that govern markups, and the final stages of ordering the marked-up text reported to the House for its consideration.
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House Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

House Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Date: October 17, 2014
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report discusses rules for committee assignments in the House of Representatives. House rules address the election and membership of committees, especially limitations on membership. The Democratic Caucus and Republican Conference rules designate categories of committees and specify service limitations in addition to those in the House rules.
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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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House Standing Committee Chairs and Ranking Minority Members: Rules Governing Selection Procedures

House Standing Committee Chairs and Ranking Minority Members: Rules Governing Selection Procedures

Date: October 7, 2014
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report discusses house rules, Republican Conference rules, and Democratic Caucus rules each detail aspects of the procedures followed in selecting standing committee chairs and ranking minority members. This report summarizes those procedures and lists membership on each party's steering committee.
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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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House and Senate Rules of Procedure: A Comparison

House and Senate Rules of Procedure: A Comparison

Date: April 16, 2008
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report compares selected House and Senate rules of procedure for various stages of the legislative process: referral of legislation to committees; scheduling and calling up measures; and floor consideration. No attempt is made to present a comprehensive discussion of how both chambers operate.
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Legislative Planning: Considerations for Congressional Staff

Legislative Planning: Considerations for Congressional Staff

Date: February 4, 2015
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report presents some of the factors usually considered in preparing a legislative or office action plan. The information is provided in three sections: (1) an overview which lays out summary consideration, (2) questions to consider in preparing an outline for a project, and (3) a sample action plan.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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