Category «Congress»

CongressLine by Gallerywatch.com – Checks on Power

Paul Jenks’ commentary addresses the role and power of the President as an independent executive within the context of the inherent check and balances exercised by the Congress.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine

The Government Domain: Tracking Federal Dollars

Peggy Garvin reviews the strengths, weaknesses and range of source material offered by several free online federal contracts and awards information databases.

Subjects: Congress, E-Government, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain

FOIA Facts: Are Ombudsman The Answer?

Scott A. Hodes maintains that there are pros and cons to setting up an ombudsman’s office, and the overall scheme may not be the answer in resolving the number of disputes that arise in the disclosure of public records.

Subjects: Congress, FOIA Facts, Government Resources, Legal Research, Legislative

FOIA Facts: Suggestions for FOIA Amendments

Scott A. Hodes recommends four substantive ways in which agency accountability will lead to more effective and efficient processing of FOIA requests.

Subjects: Congress, FOIA Facts, Government Resources, Legal Research, Legislative

Commentary: Labor Protections and the Role of Card-Check Agreements

Beth Wellington reviews the background and legislation associated with card check-off campaigns to establish union representation, as well as the current political and corporate positions.

Subjects: Congress, Legal Research, Legislative

The Goverment Domain: GovTrack and OpenCongress Go Beyond THOMAS

Peggy Garvin explores the evolution in the features and services provided by GovTrack, the free, public, independent web service with information on federal legislation, congressional documents, legislators, and votes. She also profiles a site with complementary content on lobbying activity and campaign contributions.

Subjects: Congress, E-Government, Legal Research, Legislative, The Government Domain

CongressLine by GalleryWatch.com: The Capitol of Newspapers

Paul Jenks provides background, perspective and insight into the audience, content and role of a trio of newspapers of record for what he calls the “most inherently partisan institution in the country.” These papers, available in print and online versions, are significant resources for anyone tracking the Hill and Congress.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine, Legal Research, Legislative

Commentary: The Real Costs of America’s Nuclear Power Program and the Impact on Global Climate Change

Beth Wellington reviews the administration’s position on FY 2008 funding for nuclear power programs, as well as the impact of these programs on climate change.

Subjects: Congress, E-Government, Government Resources, Legal Research

The Government Domain: New House Website and Open House Project

The 110th Congress included not only new names and faces on the Hill, but a plethora of redesigned e-government sites, many of which are still very much under development. In her column this month, Peggy Garvin focuses on the changes in the House of Representatives website.

Subjects: Congress, E-Government, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain
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