|Course materials include the Training Edition of the Congressional
"An ideal guide, Richard Arenberg leads the way through the labyrinth of congressional procedure. Having staffed in both the House and Senate, crafted legislative tactics, and taught how Congress works, he can explain complex issues lucidly."
-- Donald A. Ritchie, Historian Emeritus, U.S. Senate
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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This Sponsored Course Requires One Day
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Approved for .6 CEUs from George Mason University.
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All of our courses and workshops include extensive interaction with our faculty, making our courses and workshops both educational and mini-consulting sessions with substantive experts.
Rave Reviews"High-level, technical information presented in concise, relatable manner."
"Tons of info. Very good program."
-- Manager State Government Affairs, Eastman Kodak Co.
"Perfect balance of basic historical background and complex procedural info. Strongly recommend."
-- Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Justice Programs
"Will allow me to understand the process behind ther budget and
appropriations legislation affecting my department."
-- Workshop Attendee, NGO
"Being in the military, I feel all persons who handle Congressional Correspondence should attend this course. Highly recommended."
-- Workshop Attendee, Office of the Secretary of the Navy
"Very informative and easy to understand."
-- Congressional Liaison Specialist, National Park Service
"I have tried to learn this info by watching C-SPAN and reading an old Understanding Congress notebook, but this class is what I needed to bring it all together."
"Very helpful seminar--useful for anyone trying to make sense of the US legislative process."
-- Vice President of Public Affairs, WesCorp
"I now know what my bosses do for a living."
-- Executive Assistant, Fortune 500 company
"Outstanding speakers with impeccable knowledge and experience."
"I now have a better understanding of the working of Congress and I see why the legislative process can be so long. It all was very useful since this is a new area of work for me-I feel better equipped to perform the duties of my job."
-- Attendee, Administrative Office of the US Courts
"Good background and useful printed material to use as a reference."
"Better able to strategize regarding lobbying efforts and better able to inform my members on status of legislation."
-- Government Affairs staffer, national association
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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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