Category «Congress»

The Government Domain: 2007 Calendars and Schedules

A wide range of online calendars from agencies and Congress offer valuable information to researchers that includes: release dates for topical reports, news, surveys, meeting and official travel schedules, historical commemorations, House and Senate bill histories, and links to speeches and testimony. Peggy Garvin includes numerous examples of e-gov sites with such services that should be on your radar.

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

Commentary: Biodefense and the Freedom of Information Act

Beth Wellington’s commentary takes an in-depth look at the divergent positions and issues associated with FOIA and biodefense related appropriations and legislation, from the perspective of legislators, public interest groups and journalists.

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Terrorism

Extras – Commentary: Mountaintop Removal Sites – “Strip Mining on Steroids”

Beth Wellington’s commentary delves into the complex history of this controversial mining operation, with background that highlights corporate and public interest positions, as well as relevant legislative history.

Subjects: Congress, Environmental Law, Extras, Legal Research

Extras – Commentary: Previously Unreleased FCC Reports on TV Localism Raise Questions About Media Diversity

Beth Wellington is a Roanoke, Virginia based poet and journalist. She is a contributing editor to the New River Free Press, a book reviewer for the Roanoke Times and a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC) and the Appalachian Studies Association. From 1980 to 1997, she was the founding Executive Director of New River Community Sentencing, Inc. in Christiansburg, Virginia and its predecessor, New River Community Action’s Community Sentencing Program. She contributes to both SourceWatch.org and Wikipedia.org. Beth’s blog on culture and politics is The Writing Corner. Commentary: Previously Unreleased FCC Reports on TV Localism Raise Questions About Media Diversity

By Beth Wellington

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Government Resources, Legal Research

CongressLine by GalleryWatch.com: Congressional Leadership

In a timely article, Paul Jenks describes the leadership hierarchy in Congress, which may undergo significant changes in the upcoming election.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine

FOIA Facts: Elections and the FOIA

Scott A. Hodes contends that the upcoming Congressional term will likely result in FOIA amendments, a goal which stalled in the 109th Congress.

Subjects: Congress, FOIA Facts, Freedom of Information

CongressLine by GalleryWatch.com: New Congressional Leadership

Paul Jenks identifies and puts into context the changes that are unfolding as Congress attempts to reorganize itself in the aftermath of the mid-term elections.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine

Extras – Commentary: Voters Rights Act

Beth Wellington is a Roanoke, Virginia based poet and journalist. She is a contributing editor to the New River Free Press, a book reviewer for the Roanoke Times and a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC) and the Appalachian Studies Association. From 1980 to 1997, she was the founding Executive Director of New River Community Sentencing, Inc. in Christiansburg, Virginia and its predecessor, New River Community Action’s Community Sentencing Program. She contributes to both SourceWatch.org and Wikipedia.org. Beth’s blog on culture and politics is The Writing Corner. Commentary: Voters Rights Act

By Beth Wellington

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Legal Research

Extras – Commentary on the Legislative Process

Beth Wellington is a Roanoke, Virginia based poet and journalist. She is a contributing editor to the New River Free Press, a book reviewer for the Roanoke Times and a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC) and the Appalachian Studies Association. From 1980 to 1997, she was the founding Executive Director of New River Community Sentencing, Inc. in Christiansburg, Virginia and its predecessor, New River Community Action’s Community Sentencing Program. She contributes to both SourceWatch.org and Wikipedia.org. Beth’s blog on culture and politics is The Writing Corner.

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Legal Research

Who Really Benefits From The Elimination of the Death Tax

Beth Wellington is a Roanoke, Virginia based poet and journalist. She is a contributing editor to the New River Free Press, a book reviewer for the Roanoke Times and a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC) and the Appalachian Studies Association. From 1980 to 1997, she was the founding Executive Director of New River Community Sentencing, Inc. in Christiansburg, Virginia and its predecessor, New River Community Action’s Community Sentencing Program. She contributes to both SourceWatch.org and Wikipedia.org. Beth’s blog on culture and politics is The Writing Corner. Commentary: Who Really Benefits From the Death Tax

By Beth Wellington

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Government Resources, Legal Research
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