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.
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"
The Federal Budget Process Never Ends
The Constitution Does Not Require Congress to Adopt a Budget.
Where Do Our Laws Come From?
The Legislative Process
Breaking down the rhetoric.
Who are they, and what do they do?
What is a Congress Anyway?
American Schools Hide This Information From Us
What does "general welfare" mean?
Our schools are supposed to teach this stuff, but they don't want you to know it.
Term Limits, Gerrymandering, and Campaign Finance Reform
Advocates use the wrong constitutional argument.
The Ten Biggest Lies in America
You've Heard All of Them
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 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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