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Legislative Branch Ilona Nickels

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  • 107th Congress Opening
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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.

    46 views
  • Congressional Legislative Procedures
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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 teaches…

    58 views
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law
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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.

    4,318 views
  • The United States Congress
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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 vignette included brief…

    2,041 views
  • How a Bill Becomes 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 the contents of a bill can be shifted among…

    4,962 views
  • House Legislative Procedures
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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.

    39 views
  • House Opening Procedures
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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.

    21 views
  • House Amendment Rules and Procedures
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    House Amendment Rules and Procedures

    14 views
  • House Procedure Closing
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    House Procedure Closing

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