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    House Legislative Procedures

    Ms. Nickles talked about House legislative procedures, including such things as conference procedures with the Senate. The Legislative Studies Institute offers courses for those…

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    Congressional Legislative Procedures

    Former Senate parliamentarian Dove and Ms. Nickels taught a class on congressional rules and budget and appropriations process. The newly-created Legislative Studies Institute…

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    How a Bill Becomes a Law

    Ms. Nickels discussed “how a bill becomes a law.” The vignette included video demonstrating the steps involved in making a law.

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    Trial Period for New House Procedures

    New floor procedures for the House of Representatives were given a trial period of 90 days beginning in February 1994. Procedures for morning debates, Oxford-style debates, and special…

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    The United States Congress

    Ms. Nickels, Mr. Smock and Mr. Baker discussed the structure and powers of the U.S. Congress during a vignette on the legislative branch of the U.S. government. The…

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    House Floor Procedure

    Ms. Nickels discussed the procedures that are scheduled to take place later in the day when the first session of the 103rd Congress convenes in the U.S. Capitol, including the…

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    How a Bill Becomes a Law

    Ms. Nickels explained the official “assembly line” flowchart of a bill progressing through Congress. An unofficial “shell game” is also described in which…

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    House Opening Procedures

    House opening procedures such as the Pledge of Allegiance, approval of the Journal and one-minute speeches are shown and discussed.

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    House Legislative Procedures

    The program looks at the process by which bills are considered on the House floor and how the schedule is determined.

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    Foreign Legislatures: German Bundestag

    The panelists examine the West German political system, with attention focused on the Bundestag. West German and U.S. legislatures, politics, and politicians are compared. Video…

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