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House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Director of Public Policy Jan 12, 2021 About a 6 minute read - 38 links

A briefing on the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, and providing background on its formation and authority, as well as its final report for the 116th Congress and the recommendations that have been incorporated into the House rules.

Energy Act of 2020: Background and Summary By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Jan 11, 2021 About a 14 minute read - 30 links

A briefing that provides background information on the Energy Act of 2020 and a summary of the legislation.

President-Elect Biden's Health Care Proposal: Background and Overview By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Jan 11, 2021 About a 12 minute read - 67 links

A briefing that provides background information on Biden’s health care agenda, an outline of his plan, and an overview of Congressional perspectives and relevant legislation.

Congressional Certification of the Electoral College Vote By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Jan 11, 2021 About a 6 minute read - 30 links

A briefing that provides background information on the Electoral College vote and an overview of the congressional certification process.

Zero-Tolerance Policy: Background and Issues By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Jan 7, 2021 About a 13 minute read - 70 links

A briefing that provides background information on the unauthorized border crossings, an overview of the zero-tolerance policy and family separation, legal issues, and OIG reports, and an outline of perspectives on the issue and relevant legislation.

Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act: Background and Overview By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Jan 7, 2021 About a 5 minute read - 27 links

A briefing that provides background information on drift gillnet fishing and policies and an overview of the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act.

House Rule Changes for the 117th Congress By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Director of Public Policy Jan 6, 2021 About a 7 minute read - 10 links

At the start of the 117th Congress, the House adopted new standing rules which featured a number of changes from the 116th Congress that will affect the organization and procedures of the House, including curtailing the motion to recommit and enabling the exemption of climate change legislation from House spending limitations.

The Electoral College Vote and Congressional Consideration By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Dec 29, 2020 About a 5 minute read - 19 links

This briefing on the Electoral College that will outline the process by which the Electoral College votes and transmits the outcome to finalize election results, including Congressional consideration of the Electoral College vote.

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Background and Policy Debate By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Dec 22, 2020 About a 8 minute read - 47 links

A briefing provides background information on fair housing and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) provision, an overview of the policy differences and debate on the AFFH rules, and an outline of government perspectives.

Migrant Protection Protocols: Background and Legal Overview By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Dec 22, 2020 About a 8 minute read - 46 links

A briefing that provides background information on the Migrant Protection Protocols, an overview of the legal challenges, and an outline of government perspectives and relevant legislation.