|Course materials include the Training Edition of the Congressional Deskbook |
"The Congressional Deskbook is perfect for anyone who wants to understand how Congress works. It is concise, clarion clear and comprehensive all at once. It is spare and crisp -- but it never oversimplifies. It is written in lay language, but it never 'dumbs it down.' The Congressional Deskbook is a unique tool, one that I use regularly."
-- David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Congressional Quarterly
Overview of the Legislative Process
Introduction and Referral of Legislation
The Work of Committees: Hearings, Markups and Committee Reports
How the Senate Schedules and Votes on Legislation
How Legislation Gets to the House Floor and House Floor Procedures
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9:00 am to 4:30 pm
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Our faculty for this course are all Hill veterans with current Hill experience.
Select Previous FacultyStanley BachChris Davis Chuck McCutcheon Walter Oleszek Betsy Palmer Paul RundquistJudy Schneider
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