Patricia A. O'Malley

Social Policy & Programs Consulting

Training and Services for agencies working toward social and economic justice


The United States Congress consists of

the House of Representatives and the Senate.  There is no such thing as

"Congress and the Senate".


The American voters elect members of Congress.


Congress meets in the Capitol Building

in Washington, D.C.


Our Constitution gives Congress the power to make all laws, to appropriate all money, 
and certain other powers and duties.


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​Why Does Congress Take a Five Week "Vacation"?
Why Doesn't the Media Explain This Stuff?

What's a Filibuster?
There is no such thing as a "filibuster-proof majority"

Tales Exaggerate Congressional Pay and Pensions
Members Do Not Get "Full Pay for Life"

Why Congress Can't Get Anything Done
And What You Can Do About It

Get Your Message to Your Legislators
Our schools are supposed to teach this stuff, but they don't want you to know it.


The Federal Budget Process Never Ends
The Constitution Does Not Require Congress to Adopt a Budget.

Watch Your Government in Action

on Real Reality TV 

U.S. Senate Holds Confirmation Hearings 


You Can Be a Lobbyist

The Legislative Process 

Kennedy Memories

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The Ten Biggest Lies in America
You've Heard All of Them

The 115th Congress is Open for Business
What is a Congress Anyway? 


State of the Union Address 2016: Myths and Facts
What You'll See is Tradition, Not Law.

The United States Congress: Myths and Facts
Too many Americans don't know what Congress is, or how it works.

Congressional Leadership Positions and Roles
How It Works and What Happens Next

Why We Need More Lobbyists
Nothing is more American than a good, old-fashioned lobbyist. 

Impeachment: Myths, Facts, and History
Ask your school board why they don't teach this.

The Postal Service Is Not a GOP Target
Congressional Republicans Just Want You to Think It Is. 

Committees Hold the Real Power in Congress
The most powerful people in Congress aren't elected.


​​​​​​Patricia A. O'Malley
Social Policy & Programs Consulting    ~    Community Matters
P.O. Box 97803    ~    Pittsburgh, PA  15227   ~    412-310-4886    ~    info@patomalley-consulting.com
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Established 1993