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  • The Hill 101: What is the Congressional Review Act?

    The Congressional Review Act (CRA) is a legislative Loch Ness monster, much discussed and rarely seen (though the same could be said for motions to “Vacate the Chair” and Discharge Petitions, both of which were employed during the 114th Congress.) The CRA gives Congress sixty “session days” to overturn a rule issued by the Executive branch….

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  • Weekly Update

    Weekly Update: The week ahead in Congress (Nov. 14-19, 2016)

    Congress returns this week for the post-election session. The Republican electoral sweep will likely keep this Lame Duck session short and focused on must-pass bills: government funding (expires December 9th) and defense authorization. Republicans and Democrats will vote on new leadership teams, newly-elected members will be in Washington for orientation, and the focus will shift…

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    Weekly Update

    WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

    Congress slowly returning to session This week Members will make their way slowly back to Washington to begin the second session of the 114th Congress. The Senate is out for another week while the House will gavel in on Tuesday afternoon and take its first big vote of the year on Wednesday — on the…

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