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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

U.S. Politics and Government - 2001 - 2012

-10/05/12   2012-2013 Presidential Election Period: National Security Considerations and Options  [472 Kb]
-04/27/09   The 2010 Decennial Census: Background and Issues
-04/21/08   2008-2009 Presidential Transition: National Security Considerations and Options  [265 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/23/05   9/11 Commission Recommendations: The Senate Confirmation Process for Presidential Nominees -- Updated
-04/23/07   Access to Government Information in the United States -- Updated
-01/07/05   Access to Government Information in the United States -- Updated
-11/26/12   African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2012  [536 Kb]
-04/08/11   African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2011  [430 Kb]
-02/02/10   African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2009  [416 Kb]
-01/22/01   American National Government: An Overview -- Updated
-01/08/10   Arms Sales: Congressional Review Process
-02/01/10   Asian Pacific Americans in the United States Congress  [208 Kb]
-02/07/08   Automated Political Telephone Calls ("Robo Calls") in Federal Campaigns: Overview and Policy Options  [157 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/03/11   A Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Background and Congressional Options  [423 Kb]
-07/08/11   A Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Background and Congressional Options  [419 Kb]
-11/26/12   Baselines and Scorekeeping in the Federal Budget Process  [163 Kb]
-11/26/12   Basic Federal Budgeting Terminology  [156 Kb]
-09/28/10   Beginning and End of the Terms of United States Senators Chosen to Fill Senate Vacancies  [134 Kb]
-01/09/05   Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002: Summary and Comparison with Previous Law -- Updated
-08/04/05   Black Members of the United States Congress: 1870 - 2005 -- Updated
-11/09/12   The Budget Control Act of 2011: Budgetary Effects of Proposals to Replace the FY2013 Sequester  [277 Kb]
-09/11/08   The Budget for Fiscal Year 2009  [444 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/30/08   The Budget for Fiscal Year 2009  [441 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/30/08   The Budget for Fiscal Year 2009  [374 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/19/08   The Budget for Fiscal Year 2009  [368 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/12/07   The Budget for Fiscal Year 2008 -- NEW!
-05/24/03   Budget for Fiscal Year 2004 Updated.
-01/10/03   Budget for Fiscal Year 2003 Updated.
-11/26/12   Budget Reconciliation Legislation: Development and Consideration  [157 Kb]
-11/01/05   Budget Reconciliation Legislation in 2005 -- NEW!
-08/10/05   The Budget Reconciliation Process: House and Senate Procedures -- NEW!
-03/27/09   The Budget Resolution and Spending Legislation
-08/09/12   Budget "Sequestration" and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules  [334 Kb]
-09/04/08   Bush Administration Policy Regarding Congressionally Originated Earmarks: An Overview  [197 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/20/07   Campaign Finance: An Overview  [139 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/10/05   Campaign Finance: Constitutional and Legal Issues of Soft Money -- Updated
-07/17/08   Campaign Finance Law and the Constitutionality of the "Millionaire's Amendment": An Analysis of Davis v. Federal Election Commission  [71 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/14/08   Campaign Finance: Legislative Developments and Policy Issues in the 110th Congress  [192 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/01/10   Campaign Finance Policy After Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission: Issues and Options for Congress
-01/29/09   Campaign Finance: Potential Legislative and Policy Issues for the 111th Congress
-09/20/05   Campaign Finance Reform: Regulating Political Communications on the Internet -- NEW!
-01/05/05   Campaign Financing -- Updated
-04/05/05   Changing Senate Rules: The "Constitutional" or "Nuclear" Option -- Updated
-04/14/08   Churches and Campaign Activity: Analysis Under Tax and Campaign Finance Laws  [117 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/11/11   Committee Types and Roles  [99 Kb]
-09/20/05   Congress and the Courts: Current Policy Issues -- NEW!
-10/22/08   Congress and U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees: Recent Legislation and Implementation  [73 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/15/09   Congress as a Consumer of Intelligence Information
-12/02/08   The Congressional Appropriations Process: An Introduction
-05/16/05   Congressional Authority Over the Federal Courts -- NEW!
-12/08/06   The Congressional Appropriations Process: An Introduction -- Updated
-08/22/11   The Congressional Budget Process: A Brief Overview  [310 Kb]
-03/03/11   The Congressional Budget Process: A Brief Overview  [240 Kb]
-01/28/04   The Congressional Budget Process: A Brief Overview -- Updated
-04/24/07   Congressional Authority to Limit U.S. Military Operations in Iraq -- Updated
-04/04/11   Congressional Budget Resolutions: Historical Information  [315 Kb]
-01/29/10   Congressional Budget Resolutions: Historical Information
-12/19/08   Congressional Commissions: Overview, Structure, and Legislative Considerations
-02/17/05   Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2005 -- Updated
-02/22/10   Congressional Oversight: An Overview  [210 Kb]
-05/14/12   Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives  [412 Kb]
-03/14/12   Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives  [409 Kb]
-08/25/10   Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives  [331 Kb]
-03/29/10   Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives  [323 Kb]
-02/15/07   Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives -- Updated
-04/02/13   Congressional Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act: A Legal Overview  [258 Kb]
-03/19/08   The Congressional Research Service and the American Legislative Process  [104 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/20/10   Constitutionality of Excluding Aliens from the Census for Apportionment and Redistricting Purposes
-12/06/04   Constitutionality of a Senate Filibuster of a Judicial Nomination -- Updated
-05/19/08   The Constitutionality of Requiring Photo Identification for Voting: An Analysis of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board  [73 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/18/12   Contemporary Developments in Presidential Elections  [677 Kb]
-01/09/12   Contemporary Developments in Presidential Elections  [681 Kb]
-11/30/04   Continuing Appropriations Acts: Brief Overview of Recent Practices -- Updated
-01/07/05   Continuity of Government: Current Federal Arrangements and the Future -- Updated
-11/08/04   Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the Executive Branch: Background and Issues for Congress -- Updated
-04/13/07   Coordinated Party Expenditures in Federal Elections: An Overview -- NEW!
-06/22/05   The Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Federal Funding Facts and Status -- Updated
-11/30/12   Counting Electoral Votes: An Overview of Procedures at the Joint Session, Including Objections by Members of Congress  [232 Kb]
-12/08/08   Counting Electoral Votes: An Overview of Procedures at the Joint Session, Including Objections by Members of Congress
-07/30/02   Creation of Executive Departments: Highlights from the Legislative History of Modern Precedents Updated.
-07/15/11   Cuba: Issues for the 112th Congress  [747 Kb]
-10/09/09   The Debate Over Selected Presidential Assistants and Advisors: Appointment, Accountability, and Congressional Oversight
-07/28/11   The Debt Limit: CRS Experts  [180 Kb]
-12/27/12   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [1286 Kb]
-07/20/11   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [1106 Kb]
-07/01/11   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [1102 Kb]
-06/01/11   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [1064 Kb]
-05/10/11   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [1063 Kb]
-02/16/10   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [1032 Kb]
-01/28/10   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases
-03/08/07   Declarations of War and Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Historical Background and Legal Implications -- Updated
-01/06/11   Delegates to the U.S. Congress: History and Current Status  [203 Kb]
-12/14/05   The Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machine (DRE) Controversy: FAQs and Misperceptions -- NEW!
-04/17/08   Director of National Intelligence Statutory Authorities: Status and Proposals  [108 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/25/05   Disaster Response and Appointment of a Recovery Czar: The Executive Branch's Response to the Flood of 1927 -- NEW!
-11/04/03   Election Reform and Electronic Voting Systems (DREs): Analysis of Security Issues -- NEW!
-02/07/08   Election Reform and Local Election Officials: Results of Two National Surveys  [395 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/28/07   Election Reform: Issues and Legislative Proposals in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-02/04/05   Elections Reform: Overview and Issues -- Updated
-11/05/04   The Electoral College: An Overview and Analysis of Reform Proposals -- Updated
-10/22/12   The Electoral College: How It Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections  [422 Kb]
-09/28/04   The Electoral College: How It Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections -- NEW!
-11/04/09   Electoral College Reform: 111th Congress Proposals and Other Current Developments
-03/12/07   The Electoral College: Reform Proposals in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-06/30/05   The Electoral College: Reform Proposals in the 108th Congress -- Updated
-07/02/02   Electronic Congress: Proposals and Issues Updated.
-11/26/12   Entitlements and Appropriated Entitlements in the Federal Budget Process  [170 Kb]
-03/29/05   Evolution of the Senate's Role in the Nomination and Confirmation Process: A Brief History -- Updated
-07/14/04   Executive Branch Power to Postpone Elections -- NEW!
-09/16/08   Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives: A Brief Overview  [147 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/17/02   Executive Branch Reorganizations and Management Initiatives -- Updated
-07/27/12   The Executive Budget Process: An Overview  [267 Kb]
-03/17/08   The Executive Office of the President: An Historical Overview  [179 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/17/08   The FCC's Broadcast Media Ownership Rules  [159 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/13/07   FCC Media Ownership Rules: Current Status and Issues for Congress -- Updated
-04/16/09   Federal Advisory Committees: An Overview
-03/20/07   Federal Advisory Committees: A Primer -- Updated
-12/31/09   The Federal Budget: Current and Upcoming Issues
-11/25/09   The Federal Budget: Current and Upcoming Issues
-12/10/08   The Federal Budget: Current and Upcoming Issues
-03/27/12   The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2013 and Beyond  [349 Kb]
-10/13/11   The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2011, FY2012, and Beyond  [361 Kb]
-04/29/11   The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2011, FY2012, and Beyond  [259 Kb]
-03/11/11   The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2011, FY2012, and Beyond  [260 Kb]
-01/16/09   Federal Budget Process Reform in the 111th Congress: A Brief Overview
-01/21/09   A Federal Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration: Options and Issues for Consideration
-05/14/09   The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape
-08/22/08   Federal Funding of Presidential Nominating Conventions: Overview and Policy Options  [124 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/17/05   Federalism, State Sovereignty and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power -- Updated
-08/21/09   Filling U.S. Senate Vacancies: Perspectives and Contemporary Developments
-11/08/10   The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the House Floor  [153 Kb]
-10/31/08   The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the House Floor  [115 Kb]  -- Updated
-12/01/04   The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the House Floor -- Updated
-10/29/08   The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the Senate Floor  [70 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/26/05   Flood Risk Management: Federal Role in Infrastructure -- NEW!
-08/22/08   Former Presidents: Pensions, Office Allowances, and Other Federal Benefits  [133 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/25/05   Freedom of Information Act Amendments: 109th Congress -- Updated
-09/13/10   The Freedom of Information Act and Nondisclosure Provisions in Other Federal Laws  [189 Kb]
-09/09/08   Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment  [236 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/16/05   Freshmen in the House of Representatives and Senate by Political Party: 1913-2005 -- Updated
-06/23/10   From Solicitor General to Supreme Court Nominee: Responsibilities, History, and the Nomination of Elena Kagan  [229 Kb]
-03/22/11   FY2012 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability  [137 Kb]
-03/08/10   FY2011 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability  [125 Kb]
-06/17/10   The FY2011 Federal Budget  [292 Kb]
-03/09/10   The FY2011 Federal Budget  [260 Kb]
-02/13/07   FY2008 Budget Documents: Internet Access and GPO Availability -- NEW!
-03/18/11   "Gang of Four" Congressional Intelligence Notifications  [154 Kb]
-07/03/08   GAO: Government Accountability Office and General Accounting Office  [187 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/16/12   Gifts to the President of the United States  [190 Kb]
-11/14/12   Government Transparency and Secrecy: An Examination of Meaning and Its Use in the Executive Branch  [450 Kb]
-03/31/04   A Guide to Major Congressional and Presidential Awards -- Updated
-06/27/11   The Help America Vote Act and Elections Reform: Overview and Issues  [202 Kb]
-01/13/11   The Help America Vote Act and Elections Reform: Overview and Issues  [188 Kb]
-01/13/11   House Apportionment 2010: States Gaining, Losing, and on the Margin  [168 Kb]
-10/05/10   House Committee Chairs: Considerations, Decisions, and Actions as One Congress Ends and a New Congress Begins  [267 Kb]
-04/10/04   House Committee Organization and Process: A Brief Overview -- Updated
-08/26/10   The House of Representatives Apportionment Formula: An Analysis of Proposals for Change and Their Impact on States  [276 Kb]
-04/25/05   House Select Committee on Intelligence: Leadership and Assignment Limitations -- NEW!
-01/11/05   How Measures Are Brought to the House Floor: A Brief Introduction -- Updated
-11/06/12   Hurricane Sandy and the 2012 Election: Fact Sheet  [217 Kb]
-04/08/10   Impeachment: An Overview of Constitutional Provisions, Procedure, and Practice  [352 Kb]
-06/22/09   Impeachment: An Overview of Constitutional Provisions, Procedure, and Practice
-12/17/12   Inauguration Security: Operations, Appropriations, and Issues for Congress  [308 Kb]
-12/15/06   Incapacity of a Member of the Senate -- NEW!
-01/06/11   Intelligence Estimates: How Useful to Congress?  [200 Kb]
-12/03/12   Introduction to the Federal Budget Process  [375 Kb]
-11/30/12   Introduction to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress  [291 Kb]
-12/09/05   Judge Samuel Alito's Opinions in Freedom of Speech Cases -- NEW!
-06/19/09   Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Analysis of Selected Opinions
-09/24/10   Leaving Congress: House of Representatives and Senate Departures Data Since 1989  [131 Kb]
-03/08/10   Legislative Options After Citizens United v. FEC: Constitutional and Legal Issues  [339 Kb]
-04/22/11   Lobbying Registration and Disclosures: Before and After the Enactment of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007  [218 Kb]
-10/31/11   Lobbying the Executive Branch: Current Practices and Options for Change  [331 Kb]
-12/06/10   Lobbying the Executive Branch: Current Practices and Options for Change  [231 Kb]
-12/01/09   Lobbying the Executive Branch: Current Practices and Options for Change
-08/10/12   Major Fiscal Issues Before Congress in FY2013  [337 Kb]
-11/26/12   Membership of the 112th Congress: A Profile  [238 Kb]
-08/01/12   Membership of the 112th Congress: A Profile  [225 Kb]
-09/20/11   Membership of the 112th Congress: A Profile  [225 Kb]
-08/04/11   Membership of the 112th Congress: A Profile  [149 Kb]
-06/21/11   Membership of the 112th Congress: A Profile  [225 Kb]
-06/01/11   Membership of the 112th Congress: A Profile  [148 Kb]
-05/09/11   Membership of the 112th Congress: A Profile  [149 Kb]
-03/01/11   Membership of the 112th Congress: A Profile  [148 Kb]
-02/04/10   Membership of the 111th Congress: A Profile  [136 Kb]
-12/31/08   Membership of the 111th Congress: A Profile
-05/20/08   Membership of the 110th Congress: A Profile  [71 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/31/05   Membership of the 109th Congress: A Profile -- Updated
-09/01/04   Membership of the 108th Congress: A Profile -- Updated
-06/08/09   The National Security Council: An Organizational Assessment
-03/31/09   The National Security Council: An Organizational Assessment
-02/06/09   The National Security Council: An Organizational Assessment
-12/05/08   The National Security Council: An Organizational Assessment
-04/21/08   The National Security Council: An Organizational Assessment -- Updated
-01/28/11   The Obama Administration's Open Government Initiative: Issues for Congress  [367 Kb]
-12/16/08   Organizing the U.S. Government for National Security: Overview of the Interagency Reform Debates
-04/18/08   Organizing the U.S. Government for National Security: Overview of the Interagency Reform Debates  [133 Kb]  -- NEW!
-11/26/12   Overview of the Authorization-Appropriations Process  [164 Kb]
-05/11/11   Overview of the Federal Debt  [2386 Kb]
-01/07/09   An Overview of the Presidential Pardoning Power
-02/15/11   Party Leaders in the House: Election, Duties, and Responsibilities  [109 Kb]
-10/05/01   Party Leaders in the House: Election, Duties, and Responsibilities -- New!
-02/11/11   Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2011  [325 Kb]
-11/25/08   Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2009
-04/30/09   Passports: Current Regulations
-08/29/12   Political Ads: Issue Advocacy or Campaign Activity Under the Tax Code?  [227 Kb]
-05/12/10   Post-Employment, "Revolving Door," Laws for Federal Personnel  [189 Kb]
-10/04/04   Postponement and Rescheduling of Elections to Federal Office -- NEW!
-11/26/08   The President-Elect: Succession and Disability Issues During the Transition Period
-07/16/08   Presidential Advisers' Testimony Before Congressional Committees  [187 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/10/07   Presidential Advisers' Testimony Before Congressional Committees: An Overview -- Updated
-03/18/08   Presidential Appointee Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation and Committees Handling Nominations  [214 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/21/08   Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments  [241 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/16/08   Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments  [212 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/23/07   Presidential Directives: Background and Overview -- Updated
-12/01/10   The Presidential Libraries Act and the Establishment of Presidential Libraries  [299 Kb]
-11/26/08   Presidential Libraries: The Federal System and Related Legislation
-05/14/12   Presidential Nominating Process and the National Party Conventions, 2012: Frequently Asked Questions  [404 Kb]
-01/27/12   Presidential Nominating Process: Current Issues  [304 Kb]
-12/30/11   Presidential Nominating Process: Current Issues  [303 Kb]
-10/25/11   Presidential Nominating Process: Current Issues  [303 Kb]
-09/20/11   Presidential Nominating Process: Current Issues  [295 Kb]
-10/13/11   Presidential Nominating Process: Current Issues  [300 Kb]
-04/11/08   Presidential Nominating Process: Current Issues  [102 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/17/09   Presidential Records: Issues for the 111th Congress
-09/20/06   Presidential Signing Statements: Constitutional and Institutional Implications -- NEW!
-10/03/08   Presidential Succession: Perspectives, Contemporary Analysis, and 110th Congress Proposed Legislation  [177 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/19/09   Presidential Terms and Tenure: Perspectives and Proposals for Change
-12/17/12   Presidential Transition Act: Provisions and Funding  [230 Kb]
-10/30/08   Presidential Transition Act: Provisions and Funding  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/03/08   Presidential Transitions  [213 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/11/08   Presidential Transitions  [209 Kb]  -- Updated
-11/25/08   Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations
-10/23/08   Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations  [204 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/06/09   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy: Issues for Congress
-12/24/08   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy: Issues for Congress
-11/10/08   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy: Issues for Congress
-11/26/12   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP): Issues for Congress  [677 Kb]
-12/17/12   The President's State of the Union Address: Tradition, Function, and Policy Implications  [329 Kb]
-11/17/10   The President's State of the Union Address: Tradition, Function, and Policy Implications  [207 Kb]
-01/12/09   The President's State of the Union Address: Tradition, Function, and Policy Implications
-05/24/05   Public Relations and Propaganda: Restrictions on Executive Agency Activities -- Updated
-06/23/10   Questioning Supreme Court Nominees About Their Views on Legal or Consitutional Issues: A Recurring Issue  [286 Kb]
-06/03/11   Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations  [265 Kb]
-04/27/11   Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations  [250 Kb]
-07/26/05   Recess Appointments: A Legal Overview -- NEW!
-11/03/08   Recess Appointments Made by President George W. Bush, January 20, 2001- October 31, 2008
-05/13/11   Reducing the Budget Deficit: The President's Fiscal Commission and Other Initiatives  [271 Kb]
-04/29/11   Reducing the Budget Deficit: The President's Fiscal Commission and Other Initiatives  [270 Kb]
-02/17/12   Representatives and Senators: Trends in Member Characteristics Since 1945  [642 Kb]
-04/09/10   The Role of the Senate in Judicial Impeachment Proceedings: Procedure, Practice, and Data  [433 Kb]
-11/04/10   Roles and Duties of a Member of Congress  [189 Kb]
-02/02/07   Rules and Practices Governing the Selection of House Officers -- NEW!
-10/21/04   Secret Sessions of Congress: A Brief Historical Overview -- Updated
-11/18/08   Senate Committee Party ratios: 94th-110th Congresses
-12/01/08   Senate Confirmation Process: A Brief Overview
-03/27/08   Senate Confirmation Process: A Brief Overview  [56 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/04/03   Senate Confirmation Process: An Overview -- Updated
-05/08/09   Senate Consideration of Presidential Nominations: Committee and Floor Procedures
-02/13/07   Sharing Law Enforcement and Intelligence Information: The Congressional Role -- NEW!
-09/27/10   Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects  [170 Kb]
-02/03/10   Social Networking and Constituent Communications: Member Use of Twitter During a Two-Month Period in the 111th Congress
-11/28/12   Social Security Reform: Current Issues and Legislation  [460 Kb]
-03/15/02   Soft and Hard Money in Contemporary Elections: What Federal Law Does and Does Not Regulate Updated.
-02/11/11   The Speaker of the House: House Officer, Party Leader, and Representative  [195 Kb]
-01/06/11   Speakers of the House: Elections, 1913-2011  [161 Kb]
-04/21/10   Speed of Presidential and Senate Actions on Supreme Court Nominations, 1900-2010  [470 Kb]
-05/29/09   Speed of Presidential and Senate Actions on Supreme Court Nominations, 1900-2009
-09/22/04   State Election Laws: Overview of Statutes Regarding Emergency Election Postmponement Within the State -- NEW!
-12/03/12   State Government Fiscal Stress and Federal Assistance  [396 Kb]
-11/17/11   The State of Campaign Finance Policy: Recent Developments and Issues for Congress  [586 Kb]
-07/18/11   The State of Campaign Finance Policy: Recent Developments and Issues for Congress  [445 Kb]
-06/07/11   The State of Campaign Finance Policy: Recent Developments and Issues for Congress  [363 Kb]
-04/29/11   The State of Campaign Finance Policy: Recent Developments and Issues for Congress  [358 Kb]
-12/21/10   The State of Campaign Finance Policy: Recent Developments and Issues for Congress  [347 Kb]
-05/17/12   Submission of the President's Budget in Transition Years  [242 Kb]
-09/15/08   Submission of the President's Budget in Transition Years  [69 Kb]  -- Updated
-12/02/11   "Super PACS" in Federal Elections: Overview and Issues for Congress  [444 Kb]
-02/19/10   Supreme Court Appointment Process: Roles of the President, Judiciary Committee, and Senate  [639 Kb]
-05/06/09   Supreme Court Appointment Process: Roles of the President, Judiciary Committee, and Senate
-07/06/05   Supreme Court Appointment Process: Roles of the President, Judiciary Committee, and Senate -- Updated
-09/09/09   Supreme Court Justices: Demographic Characteristics, Professional Experience, and Legal Education, 1789-2009
-06/05/09   Supreme Court Nominations: Senate Floor Procedure and Practice, 1789-2009
-05/13/09   Supreme Court Nominations, 1789-2009: Actions by Senate, the Judiciary Committee, and the President
-06/03/11   Syria: Issues for the 112th Congress and Background and U.S. Sanctions  [416 Kb]
-06/21/11   Syria: Issues for the 112th Congress and Background on U.S. Sanctions  [426 Kb]
-02/28/07   Tracking Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A Guide to Resources -- NEW!
-04/07/11   Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy  [292 Kb]
-09/19/08   The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act: Background and Issues  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/04/12   The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act: Overview and Issues  [290 Kb]
-05/29/09   The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act: Overview and Issues
-02/22/07   U.S. Attorneys Who Have Served Less than Full Four-Year Terms, 1981-2006 -- NEW!
-12/30/10   The U.S. Congress and the European Parliament: Evolving Transatlantic Legislative Cooperation  [326 Kb]
-04/30/07   Veto Override Procedure in the House and Senate -- NEW!
-03/07/05   Voting in the Senate: Forms and Requirements -- Updated
-06/12/08   The Voting Rights Act of 1965, As Amended: Its History and Current Issues  [290 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/10/08   The War Powers Resolution: After Thirty-Four Years  [408 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/25/11   War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance  [235 Kb]
-09/23/10   War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance  [219 Kb]
-03/12/07   The Whistleblower Protection Act: An Overview -- NEW!
-11/26/12   Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2012  [674 Kb]
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