Category «CongressLine»

CongressLine: SPQR

Paul Jenks’ discourse this month is on how the Senate has risen to its current prominence, hence his article title, descriptive of the Senate and people of the United States.

Subjects: CongressLine

CongressLine: The Committee Markup

Paul Jenks describes how the committee markup is where the real work of Congress takes place. According to Paul, in the House, where floor amendments can be strictly regulated, they are the only place a member can propose a change. In some cases, the actual bill is written completely in a markup. This usually happens for appropriations bills, but is done increasingly for other really big bills.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine, Legal Research, Legislative
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