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Ilona Nickels' Capitol Corner Articles

Accountability of Elected Officials
Career Paths to Congress
Chaplains in the U.S. Congress
House Ethics Process
House/Senate Differences
Lame Duck Congress: Attendance and Voting
Members of Congress: A Job Description
Members of Congress: Who Do They Represent?
Oath of Office for Members of Congress
Pledge of Allegiance: Standing for the Pledge
Pledge of Allegiance: Use in Congress
Qualifications to Run for Congress
Senate: 50-50 Split?
Senate Majority Leader: A Job Description
Sessions of Congress: Lengths
Size of House and Senate
Speaker of the House: a Job Description
Amending the Constitution
Constitutionality of Legislation
August Recesses
First Congress
GOP: Origins of Term
Ideology: Left or Right
Lame Duck Congress: Definition
Party Animals: the Donkey and the Elephant
Statue of Freedom
U.S. Citizenship Test
Amendment Tree in the Senate
Changing a Law
Conference Committees: In Decline
Conference Committees: Procedures
“Deem and Pass” Procedure
Executive Orders
Holds in the Senate
How to Find Basic Legislative Information
How to Keep Up With Congress
Types of Legislation

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How to Keep Up With Congress

How can I keep up with what is going on in Congress?

How to Keep Up With Congress by Ilona NickelsThe Internet makes that easy! Click on any of the websites below for information that interests you and for a comprehensive look at what is happening in Congress today.

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Gateway to individual Member and committee websites.

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Statistical, historical, lobbying, and scheduling information.

U.S. SENATE
The gateway to individual Senator and committee websites. Historical and statistical information.

CONGRESS.GOV
The official legislative site of the U.S. Congress. Legislative information: status of bills, texts of bills, amendments, and committee reports.

HOUSE AND SENATE ROLL CALL VOTES
House and Senate voting records going back to 1989.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE U.S. CONGRESS, 1774-PRESENT
Official biographies of all current and past Members of Congress.

C-SPAN
Video clips of congressional hearings, public policy and press conferences.

CAPITOL HEARINGS.ORG
A video service sponsored by C-SPAN - lets you listen to some Senate hearings LIVE online and provides links to House hearings being streamed on committee websites.

ROLL CALL
The Newspaper of Capitol Hill since 1955. All the latest news from the House and Senate, including legislative updates, gossip columns, slide shows, congressional campaign news, lobbying reports and issue analysis.

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