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Robert E. Dewhirst, Facts On File, Inc., New York, 2007

Content of the Encyclopedia of the United States Congress

  • Army-mccarthy Hearings
  • Congressional Elections: Financing
  • Direct Election of Senators
  • Enacting Clause
  • Equal Rights Amendment
  • Extension of Remarks
  • House Un-american Activities Committee
  • Intelligence Oversight
  • “Lame Duck” Amendment
  • Pay and Perquisites
  • Special Committee
  • Standing Committee
  • Capitol Building
  • Committee on Education and the Workforce
  • Dilatory Motion
  • E-government Act of 2002
  • Journals
  • Secretary of the Senate
  • “Lame Duck”
  • Holds
  • Wagner Act
  • Yielding
  • Statute
  • Public Law
  • Hearings
  • Congressional Elections: Midterm
  • John b. Cawsons Randolph
  • “Keating Five” Scandal
  • Daniel Webster
  • Reorganization of Congress
  • Carl Bert Albert
  • Foreign Travel
  • Architect of the Capitol
  • House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
  • James Jeffords
  • Social Security Act
  • Membership: African Americans
  • Chaplains
  • Pages
  • Executive Session
  • Senate Select Committee on Pow/mia (prisoners of War–missing in Action) Affairs
  • Schuyler Colfax
  • Census
  • Howard h Baker
  • Gypsy Moths
  • State Delegations
  • District of Columbia
  • Iran-contra Scandal Investigation
  • William e Borah
  • Customs and Mores of Congress
  • Carl Trumbull Hayden
  • Congressional Quarterly
  • War Powers Resolution of 1973
  • Calendar
  • House Special Rules
  • Expedited Consideration
  • Suspension of the Rules
  • Rider
  • Joseph Taylor Robinson
  • Baker v. Carr 369 U.s. 186
  • Robert s Kerr
  • National Labor Relations Board (nlrb) v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. 301 U.s. 1
  • Impeachment of President Bill Clinton
  • Records of Congress
  • Senate Floor Leader
  • House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
  • Adjournment and Recess (senate)
  • Enumerated Powers
  • Courts and Congress
  • Alben William Barkley
  • John Griffin Carlisle
  • Alcee Lamar Hastings
  • Robert l. (“bob”) Livingston
  • Seating Disputes/contested Elections
  • Robert c Byrd
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha 462 U.s. 919
  • James Claude, Jr. Wright
  • Strom Thurmond
  • Blue Ribbon Commissions
  • House Bank and Post Office Scandals
  • Contempt of Congress
  • Confirmation
  • Thomas Hart Benton
  • Sunset Laws
  • Impeachment Powers and Process
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Electoral College
  • Impeachment of President Richard Nixon
  • Twenty-seventh Amendment
  • Pollock v. Farmer’s Loan and Trust Co. 157 U.s.
  • Bargaining
  • Filibuster
  • Authorization Bills
  • “Tuesday Through Thursday Club”
  • Private Bill
  • Floor Manager
  • Discharge of Committees
  • Discharge Rules
  • Twentieth Amendment
  • Cloture
  • Albert Jeremiah Beveridge
  • Political Action Committees
  • Thomas s Foley
  • Grandfathering
  • Blue-slip Procedure
  • Senatorial Courtesy
  • Conservative Coalition
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Lobbying
  • House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Qualifications of Membership
  • House Armed Services Committee
  • Whitewater Investigation
  • Joseph g Cannon
  • Richard Walker Bolling
  • Bork, Robert, Supreme Court Nomination of
  • Robert Bork, Supreme Court Nomination of
  • John Worth Kern
  • Congressional Elections: Pivotal Nineteenth-century Contests
  • Blocs and Coalitions
  • Freshmen
  • Congressional Careers
  • Steward Machine Co. v. Davis 301 U.s. 548
  • House Republican Steering Committee
  • Robert Henry Michel
  • Richard a Gephardt
  • Government Accountability Office (gao)
  • House Committee on Rules
  • Privilege
  • Point of Order
  • Farm Bloc
  • Mcconnell v. Federal Election Commission, 540 U.s. 93
  • Financial Disclosure
  • Libraries of the House and Senate
  • John Sherman
  • Department of Homeland Security Act
  • Voting in Congress
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida 517 us 44
  • Parliamentarian
  • Coattail Effect
  • Caucuses, or Congressional Member Organizations
  • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
  • Term Limitations
  • Blue Dog Democrats
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson
  • Richard b Russell
  • Southern Bloc
  • House Un-american Activities Committee
  • Committees: Joint
  • Recess Appointments
  • Membership: Women
  • Journalists
  • Nicholas Iii Longworth
  • Samuel Taliafero Rayburn
  • Robert Morris
  • Partisan Gerrymandering
  • Roscoe Conkling
  • Membership: African-american Women
  • City of Boerne v. Flores 521 U.s. 507
  • Thomas P. (“Tip”) Jr O’Neill
  • Populists in Congress
  • James Beauchamp Champ Clark
  • Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970
  • Marbury v. Madison 1 Cranch (5 U.s.) 137
  • Edward Kennedy
  • Hubert Humphrey
  • State of the Union Message
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Library of Congress
  • Henry Clay
  • House Resources Committee
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution
  • Internet and Congress
  • E-mail and Congress
  • Objectors
  • Capitol Hill Offices
  • Discipline of Members
  • Senate Motions
  • Clean Water Acts
  • Trent Lott
  • House Majority Leader
  • House Minority Leader
  • Congressional Intelligence Oversight
  • News Media and Congress
  • Public Approval of Congress
  • Sunshine Rules
  • Emergency Powers
  • Presidential Veto
  • Party Voting
  • Case Act of 1972
  • Robert j Dole
  • James g Blaine
  • Debt Limit
  • Crockett v. Reagan 720f 2d 1355, 1356
  • Cloakrooms
  • C-SPAN
  • Circular Letters
  • House of Representatives
  • House of Representatives Leadership
  • Bicameralism
  • Clarence, U.s. Supreme Court Nomination of Thomas
  • Public Works
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Thomas Daschle
  • Watergate Committee
  • Representation
  • Sponsorship/cosponsorship
  • Contract With America
  • Committees: Select or Special
  • Amending
  • Committee of the Whole
  • Sergeant at Arms
  • Logrolling
  • Speaker of the House
  • Frederick h Gillett
  • Senate Majority Leader
  • Jeannette Rankin
  • New Deal
  • Office of Senate Legal Counsel
  • Mccarthy-army Hearings
  • Engrossed Bill
  • House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senatecommittee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Jurisdiction
  • Committees: Standing
  • Committees: Leadership
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Committee Assignments (house and Senate)
  • House Democratic Steering Committee
  • Committees: Jurisdiction
  • Subcommittees
  • Clement f. Haynsworth, Nomination to the U.s. Supreme Court
  • G. Harold Carswell, Nominee to the U.s. Supreme Court
  • Department of Commerce v. United States House of Representatives 525 U.s. 316
  • Legislative Process
  • Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
  • Charles Linza Mcnary
  • Wesberry v. Sanders 376 U.s. 1
  • Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946
  • Hutchinson v. Proxmire, 443 U.s. 111
  • Wickard v. Filburn 317 U.s. 111
  • Neutrality Debates
  • Shreveport Rate Case
  • Implied Powers
  • Robert a Taft
  • Joint Committee on Reconstruction
  • Legislative Bells
  • Tom (Thomas Dale DeLay) DeLay
  • South Dakota v. Dole 483 U.s. 203
  • J. Dennis Hastert
  • Personal Staff
  • Localism
  • Divided Government
  • Whips
  • Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs
  • Gibbons v. Ogden 22 U.s. (9 Wheat)
  • Estes Kefauver
  • Senate Leadership
  • Congressional Research Service
  • Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.s. 1
  • Gag Rule
  • Debate and Oratory
  • Continuing Resolutions
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • House Committee on Appropriations
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Special Order Addresses
  • One-minute Speeches
  • Congressional Elections: Incumbency
  • Democratic Study Group
  • Joseph r Mccarthy
  • Clean Air Acts
  • Progressive Era and Congress
  • District Offices
  • Budget and Accounting Act of 1921
  • Legislative Veto
  • Speech or Debate Clause
  • Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974
  • Rescission
  • War Powers
  • John Nance Garner
  • Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • House Small Business Committee
  • Recommittal
  • Budget Process
  • Patronage
  • United States Association of Former Members of Congress
  • William h Frist
  • Congressional Elections: Open Seats
  • Henry Cabot Lodge
  • Watergate Scandal
  • Agenda
  • Clubs
  • Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Executive Agreements
  • Senate Special Committee on Aging
  • United States v. Eichman 496 U.s. 310
  • Shaw v. Reno, 509 U.s. 630
  • Seniority System
  • John w Mccormack
  • Wilbur Daig Mills
  • George Mitchell
  • Congressional Directory
  • Subpoena Power
  • Abscam
  • Apportionment and Redistricting
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Shadow Senators
  • Mcculloch v. Maryland 17 U.s. 316
  • Districts
  • Marking up Bills
  • Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971
  • Vacancy
  • Checks and Balances
  • United States v. Darby Lumber Co. 312 U.s. 100
  • United States v. e. c. Knight Co. 156 U.s. 1
  • Legislative Service Organizations (“lsos”)
  • Anthony Rule
  • William b Bankhead
  • House Committee on Science
  • Congressional Elections: Special Elections
  • Congressional Elections: Media
  • Congressional Elections: Primaries
  • Campaign Committees
  • Capitol Hill
  • Media Galleries
  • Senate
  • Petitions and Memorials
  • House Committee on International Relations
  • Tabling
  • Membership: Hispanic Americans
  • Seventeenth Amendment
  • Investigations
  • Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress
  • Adjournment
  • Senate Rules and Procedures
  • Mavericks
  • Everett Dirksen
  • Vice President of the United States
  • Congressional Immunity
  • Court-packing Fight
  • House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
  • Motion to Reconsider (house)
  • Doorkeeper of the House
  • Germaneness
  • Quorum
  • Pairing
  • Quorum Call
  • Recognition
  • Raymond e Baldwin
  • Joint Economic Committee
  • Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
  • Nullification
  • Gravel v. U.s., 408 U.s. 606
  • Natural Resources, House Committee on
  • Iron Triangles
  • Agenda
  • Nelson w Aldrich
  • Unanimous Consent
  • Budget Terms
  • Budget Reconciliation Act
  • Omnibus Bills
  • Office of Technology Assessment
  • Swift & Co. v. United States 196 U.s. 518
  • Legislative Counsel Office
  • Power of the Purse
  • Credit Mobilier Scandal
  • Savings-and-loan Crisis
  • Conference Committees
  • Hiram Warren Johnson
  • Cmmittees: Reports
  • Appointment Power
  • Presidential Appointments
  • Committee/subcommittee Staff
  • Jefferson’s Manual
  • Membership: Native Americans
  • Casework
  • Pork Barrel
  • Common Cause
  • Kilbourn v. Thompson, 103 U.s. 168
  • Congressional Record
  • Delegate
  • Yellow Dog Democrats
  • Appropriations Bills
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • Impoundment of Funds
  • United States v. Harris 106 U.s. 629
  • Thomas Reed
  • House Committee on Agriculture
  • Committee on House Administration
  • Manhattan Project
  • House Mace
  • Oath of Office
  • Joint Resolutions
  • Morning Hour
  • Legislative Day
  • Readings of Bills
  • Drafting
  • Senate Minority Leader
  • Bills
  • Concurrent Resolutions
  • Simple Resolutions
  • Unanimous Consent Agreement
  • Backdoor Spending
  • Adjournment and Recess (house of Representatives)
  • Entitlements
  • U.s. Term Limits v. Thornton 514 U.s. 779
  • Vote Ratings by Interest Groups
  • Powell v. Mccormack 395 U.s. 486
  • Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Senate Committee on
  • “Reed’s Rules”
  • Boland Amendments
  • Chinagate
  • Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Commerce Power
  • House and Senate Budget Committee
  • Budget Enforcement Act of 1990
  • Reconciliation
  • Sequestration
  • Terms and Sessions of Congress
  • Motion to Table
  • House Judiciary Committee
  • United States v. Lopez 514 U.s. 549
  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Gramm-rudman-hollings Bills
  • Franking Privilege
  • House Rules and Procedures
  • Motion to Reconsider (senate)
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • The Irreconcilables
  • Barenblatt v. United States 360 U.s. 109
  • Party Caucus
  • Grants-in-aid
  • Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. U.s., 379 U.s. 241 (1964) and Katzenbach v. Mcclung, 379 U.s. 294
  • Executive Branch and Congress
  • Persian Gulf War of 1991
  • Membership: Asian Americans
  • House Post Office and Civil Service Committee
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Enrolled Bill
  • House Committee on Government Reform
  • Government Printing Office
  • House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee
  • Concurrent Powers
  • Rules for House and Senate Debate
  • Referrals
  • Clerk of the House
  • Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
  • Ex Parte Mccardle, 74 U.s. 506
  • Joint Session
  • Joint Committee on Printing
  • House Committee on Financial Services
  • House Rules and Manual
  • Previous Question
  • Joint Committee on the Library
  • Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
  • Senate Manual
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart, 247 U.s. 251
  • Comity
  • Rights of Witnesses
  • Killer Amendments

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