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 Congress
 W War Powers – Writing to a Member of Congress
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War PowersGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Warner, John, and Carl Levin2003Photograph of an individual or event.Image
Washington, George, Presiding over the Constitutional Convention1787Photograph of an individual or event.Image
Watergate ComplexPhotograph of an individual or event.Image
Watergate ScandalGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Ways and Means Committee, HouseGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Ways and Means Subcommittee: 105th CongressPhotograph of an individual or event.Image
Webster, Daniel, Addresses Nullification in Congress1830Photograph of an individual or event.Image
Webster, Daniel1782 - 1852Biographical information on significant figures.Biography
What are caucuses?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are checks and balances?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are continuing resolutions? How often are they used?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are fast-track procedures?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are implied powers?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are majority-minority congressional districts?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are resolutions and concurrent resolutions?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are Senate classes?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are the differences between a joint session and a joint meeting of Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are the rates of congressional incumbents winning reelection?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are the requirements for being a representative?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are the requirements for being a senator?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are the special duties of the House?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are the special duties of the Senate?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What committees are there now in Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What did the 1964 Civil Rights Act do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What did the Endangered Species Act do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What did the Fair Labor Standards Act do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What did the Interstate Highway Act do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What did the Judiciary Act of 1789 do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What did the Legal Tender Acts do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What did the Social Security Act do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What did the Welfare Reform Act do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What do congressional committee staffers do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What do delegates to the House do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What do lobbyists do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What do the House and Senate parliamentarians do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What do the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What do the House majority and minority leaders do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What do the House whips do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What do the Senate whips do, and how are they chosen?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does a floor manager do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does Congress do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does the clerk of the House do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does the Congressional Budget Office do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does the General Accounting Office do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does the House Rules Committee do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does the presiding officer do in the Senate? The House?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does the secretary of the Senate do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does the Speaker of the House do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What figure adorns the top of the Capitol Building?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What happens when new congressional districts must be drawn in a state?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What have retirement rates been for members of Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a Christmas tree bill?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a clean bill?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a conference committee?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a filibuster, and how can one be ended?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a gerrymander?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a legislative veto?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a mark-up session?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a motion to table?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a point of order?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a quorum?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a rider?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a shadow senator or representative?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is an executive session in Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is congressional immunity?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is exclusion from Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is impeachment?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is impoundment?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is logrolling?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is pork-barrel politics?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is separation of powers?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the Committee of the Whole?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the congressional "College of Cardinals"?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the Consent Calendar?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the difference between a public and a private bill?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the difference between an authorization bill and an appropriations bill?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the oath of office for a member of Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the oversight power?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the previous question motion?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the procedure for impeaching an official?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the role of the House Ways and Means Committee?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the seniority system in Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the War Powers Act?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is unanimous consent?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What kinds of votes are there in Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What major acts did Congress pass in the 1950s?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What major acts did Congress pass in the 1960s?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What major acts did Congress pass in the 1970s?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What major acts did Congress pass in the 1990s?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What major acts did Congress pass in the 1980s?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What major treaties has the Senate approved since the 1950s?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What percent of members of Congress have been lawyers?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What session of Congress was the longest?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What states have had a female senator and a female governor at the same time?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What types of congressional committees are there?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was Abscam?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the banking scandal in the House about?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the Compromise of 1850?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the Federal Reserve Bank Act?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the first law passed by Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the GI Bill of Rights?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the Missouri Compromise?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the Pendleton Act?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the Pure Food and Drug Act?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the Sherman Antitrust Act?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the shortest session of Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the Tax Reform Act of 1986?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the Volstead Act?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When did Congress first appear on television?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When did Congress formally adopt the Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When has Congress been called into emergency session and why?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When has the same party controlled the White House and both houses of Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When was the Capitol enlarged?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When was the last lame duck session of Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When was the longest filibuster, and what was it about?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When were senators first elected by popular vote?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Where can you find copies of laws? Of bills, with legislative histories?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Where can you find the voting records of members of Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which black member of Congress served the longest?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which blacks have served in Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which Congress enacted the most public laws?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which female member of Congress served the longest?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which Hispanic member of Congress has served the longest?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which Hispanics have served in Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which member has served longest in the House?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which member has served longest in the Senate?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which members of Congress have been expelled?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which members of Congress have been censured or reprimanded?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which members of Congress have died in the Capitol?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which members of Congress have fought each other in duels?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which members of Congress have married other members?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which senator served the shortest time?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which sitting senators have been indicted?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which states have never elected African Americans to Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which states have passed term limitation legislation?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Whitten, Jamie L.1910 - 1995Biographical information on significant figures.Biography
Whitten, Jamie, and William H. Natcher Confer1991Photograph of an individual or event.Image
Who designed the Capitol Building?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who had the least seniority in the House when elected Speaker?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who had the longest term as Speaker of the House?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who has been impeached by Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who has served as Speaker of the House?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who missed the fewest votes in Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who must agree to treaties between the United States and other countries?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who served the longest time in Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who serves as the president pro tempore of the Senate, and what does the job involve?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who serves as the Senate majority and minority leaders?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the first woman to preside over the Senate?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the last president to attend Congress during a floor debate?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the oldest member of Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the only Speaker of the House to serve as president?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the youngest member of Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who were the first black, Hispanic, Native American, female, Asian, Indian, and Hawaiian representatives and senators?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who were the first Catholics in the House and Senate? The first Jews?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who were the first women to chair committees in the House and Senate?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who were the Keating Five, and what did they do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Why do states sometimes gain or lose seats in Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Why was Medicare legislation important?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Why was the Yellowstone National Park Act important?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Why were the Alien and Sedition Acts passed?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Wilson, Woodrow, Signing Legislation1916Photograph of an individual or event.Image
Wolf, Frank, Offers an AmendmentPhotograph of an individual or event.Image
Women in CongressGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Women Members of Congress, 1917–20031917 - 2003Tables, graphs, and other statistical information.Facts & Figures
Women of 71st CongressPhotograph of an individual or event.Image
Women Picket the White HousePhotograph of an individual or event.Image
Women's SuffrageGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Wright, JimBiographical information on significant figures.Biography
Wright, JimPhotograph of an individual or event.Image
Writing to a Member of CongressTables, graphs, and other statistical information.Facts & Figures


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