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List of House Committees

List of House Committees and Subcommittees List of House Committees House Committee on Agriculture ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture ) House Committee on Appropriations ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations ) House Committee on Armed Services ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services ) House Committee on Budget ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget ) House Committee on Education and the Workforce ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce ) House Committee on Energy and Commerce ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce ) House Committee on Ethics ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics ) House Committee on Financial Services ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services ) House Committee on Foreign Affairs ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs ) House Committee on Homeland Security ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security ) House Committee on House Administration ( United States House of Representatives Committee on House Administration ) House Committee on Natural Resources ( United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources ) […]

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List of Congressional Committees

List of Congressional Committees Committees may hold hearings on policy issues and on specific bill proposals, consider and further develop bill proposals through a markup process, and report legislation and recommended changes to the full chamber. List of Congressional Committees and Subcommittees The House of Representatives Standing Committees are: House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Defense Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on Military Personnel Subcommittee […]

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State legislatures Term Limits

Term Limits for States Congress States Congressional Term Limits A national poll conducted by Gallup in 2013 showed 75% of Americans favoring term limits. In fifteen states across America, citizens have voted overwhelmingly to place term limits on their state legislatures. Two of these states have used activist judges to remove term limits. State legislatures with term limits for senators and members of the House Alaska, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Washington — in addition to all of the states listed below (excluding Louisiana) — passed federal congressional term limits before the 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision in U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton declared the necessity of a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of Congress. Term Limits in Arizona Year: 1992 Limited terms (total years allowed): House: 4 terms (8 y*ears) The year when the law takes effect: House: 2000 Percentage of positive votes: 74% Term Limits in Limited terms (total years allowed): Senate: 4 terms (8 years) The year when the law takes effect: Senate: 2000 Term Limits in Arkansas Year: 1992 Limited terms (total years allowed): House: 3 terms (6 years) The year when the law takes effect: House: 1998 Percentage of positive votes: 60% Limited […]

American Servicemembers’ Protection Act

American Servicemembers’ Protection Act (ASPA) The U.S. government is prohibited by law from providing material assistance to the International Criminal Court in its investigations, arrests, detentions, extraditions, or prosecutions of war crimes, under the American Servicemembers’ Protection Act of 2002, or ASPA (P.L. 107-206, Title II). The prohibition covers, among other things, the obligation of appropriated funds, assistance in investigations on U.S. territory, participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations unless certain protections from International Criminal Court actions are provided to specific categories of personnel, and the sharing of classified and law enforcement information. These prohibitions do not apply to cooperation with an ad hoc international criminal tribunal established by the United Nations Security Council such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) or the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). See 22 U.S.C. 7423(a)(1). In the case of Darfur, the Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (H.R. 180), passed by the House on August 3, 2007, would have offered U.S. support to the ICC’s efforts to prosecute those responsible for acts of genocide in Darfur, but was not enacted into law. Section 2015 of American Servicemembers’ Protection Act (22 U.S.C. 7433, known as the “Dodd Amendment”), […]

International Criminal Court

International Criminal Court and the U.S. Position The United States is not a party to the Rome Statute. The United States signed the Statute on December 31, 2000, but at the time, the Clinton Administration had objections to it and said it would not submit it to the Senate for its advice and consent to ratification. The Statute was never submitted to the Senate. In May 2002, the Bush Administration notified the United Nations that it did not intend to become a party to the International Criminal Court (ICC), and that there were therefore no legal obligations arising from the signature. The Bush Administration opposed the Court and renounced any U.S. obligations under the treaty. Objections to the Court were based on a number of factors, including: the Court’s assertion of jurisdiction (in certain circumstances) over citizens, including military personnel, of countries that are not parties to the treaty (the United States had supported a version of the Rome Statute that would have allowed the U.N. Security Council to refer cases involving non-states parties to the ICC, but would not have allowed other states or the Prosecutor to refer cases); the perceived lack of adequate checks and balances on the […]

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List of Senate Committees

List of Senate Committees and Subcommittees List of Senate Committees Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry) Senate Committee on Appropriations (United States Senate Committee on Appropriations) Senate Committee on Armed Services (United States Senate Committee on Armed Services) Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs) Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation) Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources) Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works) Senate Committee on Finance (United States Senate Committee on Finance) Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations) Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs) Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) Senate Committee on Rules and Administration (United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration) Senate Committee […]

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Bicameral

Legislative Definition of Bicameral

This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: Literally, “two chambers;” in a legislative body, having two houses (as in the House of Representatives and the Senate comprising the U.S. Congres…

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