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The Senate's Calendar of Business

Description: This report provides a summary of the contents of the Senate's Calendar of Business, which lists bills, resolutions, and other items of legislative business that are eligible for floor consideration.
Date: January 4, 2005
Creator: Palmer, Betsy & Bach, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Floor Procedure in the House of Representatives: A Brief Overview

Description: This report outlines the floor procedure in the House of Representatives. The House considers bills and resolutions on the floor under several different sets of procedures governing the time for debate and the opportunities for amendment. Some procedures allow 40 or 60 minutes for debate; others permit debate to continue until a majority of Members vote to end it. Some procedures prohibit most or all floor amendments; others allow Members to offer any amendments that meet the requirements of th… more
Date: August 26, 2003
Creator: Rybicki, Elizabeth & Bach, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Senate's "Executive Calendar"

Description: This report explains what the Senate's "executive calendar" is and how it is laid out. The "executive calendar" includes all treaties and confirmations that the Senate is planning to consider.
Date: April 21, 2017
Creator: Rybicki, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Invoking Cloture in the Senate

Description: This report describes what the cloture process is and how it is used. Cloture is a method used by the Senate to end a debate without rejecting the bill or amendment.
Date: April 6, 2017
Creator: Davis, Christopher M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Senate's "Calendar of Business"

Description: This report describes what makes up the Senate's "Calendar of Business" which is the calendar that lists all the bills or other legislative business that can be considered on the Senate floor.
Date: April 21, 2017
Creator: Rybicki, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Amending Process in the House of Representatives

Description: This report summarizes many of the procedures and practices affecting the amending process on the floor of the House of Representatives. The process gives Members an opportunity to change the provisions of the bills and resolutions on which they are going to vote; it can be among the most complex as well as the most important stages of legislative consideration.
Date: April 16, 2003
Creator: Davis, Christopher M. & Bach, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Senate Rules Affecting Committees

Description: This report identifies and summarizes the provisions of the Senate's standing rules, standing orders, precedents, and other directives that relate to legislative activity in the Senate's standing committees. It covers four main issues: committee organization, committee meetings, hearings, and reporting.
Date: February 28, 2003
Creator: Bach, Stanley & Palmer, Betsy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Voting and Quorum Procedures in the Senate

Description: This report discusses how the Senate now interprets and implements these two constitutional provisions. What follows focuses on the most important rules and the most common practices; it does not attempt to cover all the precedents the Senate has established or all the procedures that may be invoked. This report also assumes a familiarity with some other aspects of the Senate's floor procedures.
Date: June 16, 2003
Creator: Palmer, Betsy & Bach, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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House Rules Governing Committee Markup Procedures

Description: This report provides an overview of the markup procedures on the house rules governing committee. The rules of the house provides general guidance to committees for conducting meetings to markup legislation.
Date: February 24, 2003
Creator: Bach, Stanley & Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Conference Reports and Joint Explanatory Statements

Description: The conference report presents the formal legislative language on which the conference committee has agreed. The joint explanatory statement explains the various elements of the conferees agreement in relation to the positions that the House and Senate had committed to the conference committee.
Date: January 24, 2001
Creator: Bach, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Conference Reports and Joint Explanatory Statements

Description: The conference report presents the formal legislative language on which the conference committee has agreed. The joint explanatory statement explains the various elements of the conferees agreement in relation to the positions that the House and Senate had committed to the conference committee.
Date: February 28, 2003
Creator: Bach, Stanley & Davis, Christopher M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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House Rules Committee Hearings on Special Rules

Description: This report provides information about the House Rules Committee Hearings on Special Rules where the committee has two purposes on mind: to make it in order for the house to remember a measure that was reported by another committee and to establish the terms under while the white house will debate, amend and vote for the measure.
Date: November 19, 2004
Creator: Saturno, James V. & Bach, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction

Description: This report provides an introduction to the legislative process on the House floor, including limitations on debate, calendars and the order of business, modes of floor consideration, senate amendments and conference reports, voting and quorum procedures, and information about a typical day on the House floor.
Date: November 8, 2002
Creator: Rybicki, Elizabeth & Bach, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Questions of Privilege in the House

Description: The House of Representatives distinguishes between privileged business and questions of privilege. Privileged business consists of those bills, resolutions, and other matters that Members can bring up for consideration on the House floor. These matters are privileged to interrupt the regular order of business that is defined in the House's rules. Questions of privilege constitute one form of privileged business. Clause 1 of House Rule IX recognizes two kinds of questions of privilege: questions… more
Date: April 28, 1998
Creator: Bach, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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