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Appointed Senators     View
Listing of appointed U.S. Senators, with background on vacant Senate seats. It notes that "[i]f a vacancy occurs due to a senator's death, resignation, or expulsion, the 17th Amendment allows state legislatures to empower the governor to appoint ...

The U.S. Senate on YouTube     View
"This is your backstage pass to the U.S. Senate, on YouTube. Find your Senator's YouTube channel by clicking on the map, or discover senatorial committee channels by clicking on Washington, D.C. The content in each Senator's YouTube channel is c ...

The U.S. Congress Votes Database     View
This database features "every vote in the United States Congress since the 102nd Congress (1991)." Browse votes by member, or by topics such as party, state, region, "boomer status," gender, missed votes, and astrological sign; a ...

CRS Report for Congress: Pages of the United States Congress: Selection, Duties, and Program Administration     View
This Congressional Research Service (CRS) fact sheet, updated in August 2006, describes the selection and duties of the "approximately 100" high school juniors who "serve principally as messengers" in the U.S. Congress each year. ...

Lame Duck Sessions of Congress, 1935-2004 (74th-108th Congress)     View
This 2006 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report described the activities of each "lame duck" session of Congress from 1935-2004. "A 'lame duck' session of Congress occurs whenever one Congress meets after its successor is elected ...

Congressional Information on the Library of Congress Web Site     View
"This guide provides access to Congressional information available on the Library of Congress Web site. The primary focus is to connect the user to full-text Congressional publications." Find annotated links to bills and resolutions, laws, ...

CongressLink     View
This site is a resource for teachers of American government and civics that "provides information about the U.S. Congress — how it works, its members and leaders, and the public policies it produces." It includes "lesson plans an ...

Power Trips: Privately Sponsored Trips Hot Tickets on Capitol Hill     View
Results of an investigation about how "over a 5½-year period ending in 2005, members of Congress and their aides took at least 23,000 trips -- valued at almost $50 million -- financed by private sponsors, many of them ... with business on ...

Selected CRS Reports on Congress and Its Procedures     View
A useful collection of dozens of CRS (Congressional Research Service) reports on Congress as an entity. (Most reports are free; the site indicates which reports are fee-based.) Includes links to other sources of these elusive but often invaluable rep ...

Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873     View
This site "brings together online the records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention through the 43rd Congress, including the first three volumes of the Congressional Record, 1873-75." Find congress ...




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