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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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    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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    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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    Preview: Electoral College Ballot Count

    Guests discussed the history and procedures for counting and certifying electoral votes. Live shots were shown of Senate members proceeding to the hall of the House of Representatives…

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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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    State of the Union Preview

    Prior to President Clinton’s final State of the Union Address, scholars discussed the history and importance of the event. Their discussion was followed by a discussion of the…

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    Electoral College

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    107th Congress Preview

    The U.S. House and Senate will open the 107th Congress today at noon in both chambers. Members were shown arriving for the congressional prayer breakfast at St. Peter’s…

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    Impeachment Trial Preview

    Participants discussed the latest developments in the impeachment trial of President Clinton. The Senate was scheduled to offer a motion to open deliberations. Telephone lines…

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    Impeachment Procedures

    Ms. Nickels discussed Senate procedures concerning the vote on the impeachment of President Clinton. She responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail. By…

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    107th Congress Opening

    Ms. Nickels talked about the procedures and rules for the opening day of the 107th Congress. She also responded to audience phone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Impeachment Trial Preview

    Ms. Nickels explained the procedures for the question time of the Senate impeachment trial. She responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic…

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    Electoral College

    Ms. Nickels talked about the process and procedures invoked as Congress certified the Electoral College vote from the several states. She also responded to audience phone calls,…

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    Impeachment Debate

    Following the votes on articles of impeachment by the House of Representatives, C-SPAN opened its phones for viewer reaction by phone, fax, and e-mail. During this period, events…

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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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    Washington Journal: Saturday

    Ms. Nickels talked about the procedures in the House for the vote on the Articles of Impeachment. She also explained how the trial in the Senate would proceed if the Articles pass.

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    House Rules and Procedures

    Extension of remarks, Special Orders, and the motion to adjourn were discussed with Illona Nickels, and illustrated with short clips from the House procedures.

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    Impeachment Trial

    Ms. Nickels talked about the impeachment trial proceedings in the Senate. She described the swearing in process and the negotiations about the impeachment process. The Senate…

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    Washington Journal: Tuesday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    House Procedure Closing

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