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 CongressLink: [Congress: The Basics - Lawmaking] Civil Rights: Major Features of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
It was not until Congress turned its attention to voting rights in 1957 that the first civil rights act of the 20th century actually became law.
He sought by these means to stimulate Congress to action by mobilizing pressure for passage without at the same time jeopardizing the fragile political coalition needed to pass the bill.
Although either house of Congress could have taken the lead in considering civil rights legislation in 1963 and 1964, the Senate preferred to delay action until the House considered the legislative package proposed by the President.
www.congresslink.org /print_basics_histmats_civilrights64text.htm   (8037 words)

 Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Congress of the Republic of Peru (Spanish: Congreso de la República) is the unicameral legislature of Peru.
The Congress of the Argentine Nation (Spanish: Congreso de la Nación Argentina) is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina.
The Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Kongreso ng Pilipinas) is the legislative branch of the Philippine government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congress   (522 words)

 Religion and the Congress of the Confederation, 1774-89 (Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, Library of ...
Congress appointed chaplains for itself and the armed forces, sponsored the publication of a Bible, imposed Christian morality on the armed forces, and granted public lands to promote Christianity among the Indians.
Congress set December 18, 1777, as a day of thanksgiving on which the American people "may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor" and on which they might "join the penitent confession of their manifold sins.
Congress was apprehensive about the moral condition of the American army and navy and took steps to see that Christian morality prevailed in both organizations.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/religion/rel04.html   (1793 words)

 Congress - Arizona Ghost Town
Many structures are left today including the old cemetary, and Congress Junction can be found on any state map.-GT Congress is located on the junction between SR 71 and SR 89 and the town was divided in two: "Mill Town" and "Lower Town".
In 1899 was Congress Consolidated Railroad finished between the mine and the Congress Junction.
Congress was a growing mine town and the rich Congress mine employed more then 400 mend.
www.ghosttowns.com /states/az/congress.html   (367 words)

 United States Congress (Harpers.org)
Congress passed an official secrets act that criminalized the disclosure of any “properly classified” government secrets, including revelations of illegal acts by criminals who happen to be government officials.
Congress was working to cut "gold plated" items from the administration's request for the reconstruction of Iraq; among the items at issue were 40 new $50,000 garbage trucks and $9 million for a new postal zone system.
Congress approved a major Medicare bill that permits the elderly to buy prescription drug coverage; few citizens were able to understand the plan, though the health-care industry appeared to be well pleased by it.
www.harpers.org /Congress.html   (4168 words)

 Kids in the House - Learn About Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
When a new Congress convenes after a census year, the president reports to the Clerk the population for each state and the number of representatives each state is allowed.
Since 1941 Congress has used the method of ''equal proportions'' to calculate apportionment, to minimize the differences in populations in congressional districts.
Congress created the post of resident commissioner in 1904 to apply to Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
clerkkids.house.gov /congress/members/index.html   (1108 words)

 Ben's Guide (6-8): Branches of Government -- Legislative -- The U.S. Congress
Congress also controls federal taxing and spending policies—one of the most important sources of power in the government.
One of the most important implied powers is Congress’s authority to investigate and oversee the executive branch and its agencies, such as the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice.
Also, while Congress can declare war and approve funds for the military, the president is the commander-in-chief of the military.
bensguide.gpo.gov /6-8/government/national/congress.html   (406 words)

 Ben's Guide (3-5): Branches of Government -- Legislative -- The U.S. Congress
The U.S. Congress is made up of two parts, the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Congress meets at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Its primary duty is to write, debate, and pass bills, which are then passed on to the President for approval.
Congress meets once every year and usually last from January 3rd to July 31st, but in special cases, it can last longer.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/government/national/congress.html   (186 words)

 United States Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The speech is modeled on the Speech from the Throne given by the British monarch, and is mandated by the Constitution of the United States--though it is not necessarily required to be delivered each year or in the customary manner.
Members of Congress enjoy such facilities as private gymnasiums, low cost barbers, and subsidized dining areas (although this may not be the case in the 110th Congress [1]).
In Congress, the executive leaders merely administrate the "Parliamentary Functions" of Congress itself, while it is in session, and not the functioning of the national government as a whole.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congress_of_the_United_States   (5185 words)

 Government Branches: Legislative
The legislative branch of the federal government consists of the Congress, which is divided into two chambers -- the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Each member of Congress is elected by the people of his or her state.
Members of the House of Representatives are elected for two-year terms, and Senators are elected for six-year terms.
www.whitehouse.gov /government/legi.html   (82 words)

 USATODAY.com - Congress' approval rating on the slide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It was the worst showing for Congress since September 1999, the year after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives impeached Clinton.
The decline in Congress' approval from last month was about the same among Democrats and Republicans, whose party controls both the Senate and House of Representatives.
That may be because Congress faces several controversial issues and not because of a specific one, analyst David Moore wrote on the Gallup Organization Web site.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-03-14-congress-poll_x.htm   (532 words)

Previous international congresses were held at Heidelberg (1988), Florence (1993), Cambridge, U.K. (1998), and Santiago de Compostela (2002).
The proceedings of all the past congresses have been published in well-known academic presses or journals, and plans are underway to publish the acta of the Toronto Congress.
It is expected that most Congress participants will be housed at York, which offers a variety of comfortable on-campus accommodation and dining choices.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /medieval/2006_Latin_Congress/index.html   (334 words)

 Trades Union Congress - Congress
The policy making body of the TUC is the annual Congress which meets for four days each year during September.
At Congress 'motions' (resolutions for debate) are proposed and discussed.
If you're a journalist, photographer, producer or union press officer and are planning on attending Congress in Brighton this year, you need to apply for media credentials.
www.tuc.org.uk /congress/index.cfm   (242 words)

 Welcome to The Dirksen Congressional Center's Web Suite
The Dirksen Congressional Center is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization in Pekin, Illinois, that seeks to improve civic engagement by promoting a better understanding of Congress and its leaders through archival, research, and educational programs.
Congress for Kids links students of all ages to Internet-based, interactive activities that "teach" about Congress, the federal government, and civic duty.
Congress in the Classroom® Online is an online workshop that provides content about Congress presented by experts, content to use and adapt in classrooms.
www.dirksencongressionalcenter.org   (713 words)

 Congress Merge:Online Congressional Directory
Click on the map to the left to list all the members of Congress from that State.
Privacy Statement: Be assured that Congress Merge does not keep any of your personal information on-line in any way.
This information is gathered solely for the purpose of establishing who represents you in Congress and to allow you to contact them electronically.
www.congressmerge.com /onlinedb/index.htm   (175 words)

 India's Freedom Struggle : Indian National Congress at Kamat's Potpourri
Subsequent to the Sepoy Mutiny (1857), some Englishmen in India felt that a harmony between the ruling English and the lndian people has to be built and Sir Allen Octavian Hume founded the Indian National Union which gave way to the Indian National Congress (INC).
The British used this inherent divide among Indians to suppress the Indian freedom movement and eventually divided the nation into a Muslim Pakistan and a secular India.
Congress Archive -- Rare pictures and artifacts from the archives of Indian National Congress.
www.kamat.com /kalranga/freedom/inc.htm   (539 words)

 Project Vote Smart - GOVERNMENT 101: Congress
Congress of the United States An introductory article about the U.S. Congress.
CongressLink Historical information about Congress, explanations of basic congressional procedures, and selections written by scholars and subject matter experts.
In Congress Assembled: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States A teaching unit on the Constitution, Congress, and current events using documents from THOMAS and the Documents of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, an American Memory collection at the National Digital Library of the Library of Congress.
www.vote-smart.org /resource_govt101_03.php   (678 words)

 Contacting the Congress
A Note about the 110th Congress (Posted early on November 8, 2006): This site shows who currently represents Americans in Congress, so a full update will not occur until the new 110th Congress is sworn in on January 3, 2007.
This gives Congress Merge time to collect contact and biographical information on the new members of Congress.
Portions of this webpage may have been generated by software licensed from Congress Merge and are © Copyright 2006 Congress Merge.
www.visi.com /juan/congress   (403 words)

 Global Warming In the Congress
Congress (1999-2000), to over 80 in the 107
Congress (2001-2002).  Forty-five such legislative proposals have been introduced to date in the 108
Addressing the challenge of climate change will ultimately require enactment of a comprehensive set of approaches, such as these and more, and will no doubt be a long-term proposition.
www.pewclimate.org /what_s_being_done/in_the_congress   (129 words)

 CNN.com - Democrats: No raises for Congress until minimum wage is increased - Jun 28, 2006
Democrats: No raises for Congress until minimum wage is increased
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A week after the GOP-led Senate rejected an increase to the minimum wage, Senate Democrats on Tuesday vowed to block pay raises for members of Congress until the minimum wage is increased.
During the past nine years, as Democrats have tried unsuccessfully to increase the minimum wage, members of Congress have voted to give themselves pay raises -- technically "cost of living increases" -- totaling $31,600, or more than $15 an hour for a 40-hour week, 52 weeks a year, according to the Congressional Research Service.
www.cnn.com /2006/POLITICS/06/27/congress.wage/index.html   (409 words)

 Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Welcome to the official website of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia located at http://www.fsmcongress.fm.
The General Information link contains Press Releases of the FSM Congress and information and photographs of each of the Members and staff of the 13th Congress, as well as a chronology of events in Micronesia, announcements, disclaimer, general bulletins, employment opportunities, historical information, and other useful information.
FSM citizens may also be interested in the constitutional amendment proposals of the Third FSM Constitutional Convention which will be voted on in a referendum on August 27, 2002 and on the increased activities of the Joint Committee on Compact Economic Negotiations (JCN).
www.fsmcongress.fm   (333 words)

 Congress for Kids - Interactive, Fun-filled Experiences About the Federal Government
Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you.
Uncle Sam is your guide through Congress for Kids.
He will introduce you to a new skill or bit of knowledge, or review a skill you already have, or even test your knowledge.
www.congressforkids.net   (136 words)

 American Payroll Association - Service and Support for the Payroll Industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
APA's Annual Congress is payroll's premier event, offering educational workshops, presentations by top government officials and industry experts, peer networking opportunities, and the world's largest payroll-related exhibit hall.
The 25th Annual Congress will be held in Las Vegas, NV, May 22-26, 2007.
APA's Housing Bureau is ready to assist you in planning your trip to the 25th Annual Congress — APA's annual membership event in Las Vegas, NV APA Today Reports!
www.americanpayroll.org /congress.html   (168 words)

 Congress Home Page
Congress has established a PhD studentship at Dublin City University (DCU) to examine the issue of migration and social integration in contemporary Ireland.
Congress to lodge complain with EU over state aid to business
Congress says Bank of Ireland in breach of Towards 2016
www.ictu.ie   (112 words)

"With control of Congress, do you think the Democrats should work mainly to carry out their agenda, or should work mainly to compromise with Bush and the Republicans?"
"Some Republican leaders in Congress were aware last year that Foley had sent messages to a former congressional page that some people considered inappropriate, although they say they were unaware of the messages that caused Foley to resign.
The Republican leadership decided not to take strong action against Mark Foley for political reasons, although they knew enough about what he was doing.
www.pollingreport.com /congress.htm   (1204 words)

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