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June 20, 2024
CQ Press Encyclopedia of American Government


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 Congress
 Making Laws & Debating
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Can a bill be amended?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Can a law be overturned?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Does the Congressional Record report what happens on the floors of the Senate and House?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Has the House mace ever been used?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Has the Senate ever rejected a treaty?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
How does a bill become law?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
How does a joint resolution differ from a bill?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 resolutions and concurrent resolutions?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 does a floor manager do?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 legislative veto?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 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 unanimous consent?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When did Congress first appear on television?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
Who was the last president to attend Congress during a floor debate?A question with a concise answer.Q & A


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