Category «Congress»

CongressLine by The State Legislatures

CongressLine, by The State Legislatures

By Paul Jenks

Published June 18, 2006

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine, Government Resources, Legal Research

A Commentary on the National Forest Land Conveyance for Rural Communities Act

The administration’s unprecedented plan to have the Forest Service sell large tracts of National Forest is the topic of Beth Wellington’s commentary this month.

Subjects: Congress, Uncategorized

CongressLine, by – Congressional Scandals, Corruption and Misbehavior

According to Paul Jenks, the recipe for scandal and corruption is very simple and all the ingredients are always in the Congressional pantry, so read his article and get the inside track on what is happening on the Hill.

Subjects: Congress

CongressLine by Congressional Hearings

This month Paul Jenks provides an inside view of the most visible and widely recognized function of Congress: the hearing, for which he identifies three distinctive types: informational hearings, oversight or investigative hearings, and confirmation hearing.

Subjects: Congress

Campaign Finance and the Internet: A Commentary on the Online Freedom of Speech Act

Beth Wellington discusses the divergent positions of key organizations and groups on the regulatory and legislative controversy over Internet free speech, campaign finance reform, and blogging. She provides links to legislation, news releases, government documents and blog postings on the issue.

Subjects: Blogs, Congress, Election Law, Features, Free Speech

CongressLine by – The Earmark – Part 2

Paul Jenks continues his discussion of an earmark, which is the specific direction of funding for a specific project within the appropriations or authorization bill. His explanation of this rather complex issue will serve you well as you learn more about legislative research and legislative history.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine, Government Resources