• Second Read Bill Reading Title
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    A delegate or senator has an idea for a bill, usually from a constituent. He or she presents the idea to the Division of Legislative Services and requests that it be drafted into a bill. The bill is signed by the patron, introduced, and printed. The bill is referred to an appropriate committee. The members of the committee consider the bill and decide what action to take. This is when the public may speak. First Reading: The bill title is printed in the Calendar or is read by the Clerk, and the...
  • Watergate White House
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    ton, D. C. , on the evening of June 17, 1972. 2 They were there to plant electronic bugging devices in the telephones of top Democratic party officials. Once caught, these seven 'plumbers,' as they were called by the media -- including one E. Howard Hunt, a former U. S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent and writer of spy novels who was working for the Nixon ReElection Committee -- were, in time, traced to the White House. That bungled effort to break into the Democratic party headquarter...
  • Science Club Greenwood Committee Meeting
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    GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE CLUB May 15, 2001, Meeting Minutes All officers, committee heads, and 15 members were present. Sponsor Terry L. Gronbacher was present. President Dorothy McClinton called the meeting to order at 2: 25 p. m. Secretary Chris Smedley read the minutes and they were accepted by unanimous note. LaVerne Be att distributed the April 30 balance sheet and income statement and reported that the Science Club has a positive balance of $1, 056. Her report was approved by unanimo...
  • Iron Triangle Congressional Committee
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    Iron Triangle Many governments in the world, like the US have subgovernments, systems that help make the voices' of small groups interested in specific things heard. Without many subgovernments small interest groups would not even be recognized. The iron triangle is one of those subgovernments; congressional committees work with interest groups and a bureaucratic agency to have demands met. Thanks to the iron triangle may small interest groups have a voice in their country governments' legislatu...
  • Interest Group Industry Information Committee
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    In Texas politics, one of the most important things to understand is the iron triangle. The iron triangle figuratively symbolizes the relationship between interest groups, the bureaucracy, and legislative committees. Each of the three entities is at a corner of the triangle. It is regarded as an accurate representation of the way in which many routine policy decisions are made. The interest group is at the top, the bureaucracy is at the bottom left, and the legislative committee is at the bottom...
  • Plan To Improve Oversight Of Financial Reporting Process
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    10 point plan to improve oversight of financial reporting process. 10 point plan to improve oversight of financial reporting process The New York Stock Exchange and The Blue Ribbon Committee saw a need for improvement in corporate auditing. They released a report of IO far-reaching recommendations intended to improve the quality of corporate financial reporting, Point # 1. Revise the definition of independent director. They say the definition should read as follows Members of the audit committee...
  • Committee Bands Concert Event
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    Letter of Intent Dear Ms. Sweet, We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with you on this project. We are certain that this will be an enjoyable and enrichening experience for everyone involved. In order to raise money for the Parent Infant Center, we will combine all of our efforts to produce the best benefit concert that the center has ever seen. The target audience for the concert will be area high school and college students and all of the profits will go towards your scholarshi...
  • The United States Of America Vs Richard M Nixon
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    The United States of America vs. Richard M. Nixon Issue In this case, the court is asked to decide if the president in the Watergate robberies and if he had the right to invoke Executive Privilege. Facts During the campaign of President Nixon's second term, a group of burglars working for the committee to re-elect the President broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office-apartment complex in Washington DC, apparently in search of political intelligenc...
  • Victorian Law Reform Commitee
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    Victorian Parliament Law Reform CommitteeFunctionsThe functions of the Committee, as defined by Section 12 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, are: 1) To inquire into, consider and report to the Parliament on any proposal, matter or thing concerned with -a. Legal, constitutional or parliamentary reform; b. The administration of justice; c. Law reform. 2) It is not a function of the Law Reform Committee to inquire into, consider or report to the Parliament on any proposal, matter of thing c...
  • The Warren Commission Committee Conspiracy Kennedy
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    The Warren Commission was a committee that investigated the alleged murder of John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald while Kennedy was campaigning for reelection. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the commission so that there was only one committee investigating the murder, and he wanted the American public to be sure of what had happened. If he did not appoint a specific committee, there could have been one committee from the House of Representatives and one from the Senate, and they could ha...
  • Operations Of Congress Committee Influence Committees
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    Throughout history, there have been many factors that seem to have influenced the operations of Congress. Some of these factors have been the committee system, seniority, and political parties. These are only a few of the factors that actually have an influence on Congress's decisions of certain operations. The first factor that seems to have influenced the operations of Congress is the committee system. Congress has four different types of committees. The four committees are the joint committee...
  • Chemical Waste Materials Hazardous Biological
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    Faculty and staff conducting projects that involve hazardous biological materials (including recombinant DNA), radiological materials, or hazardous chemical waste materials must have prior approval and must comply with all relevant government regulations. SIUC's Center for Environmental Health and Safety (453-7180) oversees the approval committees described below and monitors compliance. BIOLOGICAL SAFETY SIUC's Institutional Biosafety Committee and Biological Safety Officer are responsible for ...
  • First Amendment Committee Refuse Cooperate
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    After a dead serious consideration of the effects of this committee's work and of my relation to it, I find that for the following reasons I must refuse to cooperate with this body. In the first place, as a teacher, my first responsibility is to my students. To cooperate with this committee would be to set for them an example of accommodation to forces which can only have, as their end effect, the destruction of education itself. Such accommodation on my part would ruin my value as a teacher, an...
  • Genetic Research Must Be Regal
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    Genetic Research Must be Regulated Human genetics and cloning have become a subject of hot debate in the recent past. Currently there are very few restrictions or regulations on genetic research and cloning. This means that the world of genetic research is wide open. In order to control genetic research and cloning an official government run department or committee must be established. This department would be able to regulate and restrict all genetic research and set a standard in bioethics. T...
  • Legislative Process Committee House Bill
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    "All Legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives." (Article I, Section 1, of the United States Constitution) The chief function of Congress is the making of laws. Any Member in the House of Representatives may introduce a bill at any time while the House is in session by simply placing it in the "hopper" provided for the purpose at the side of the Clerk's desk in the House Chamber. The sponsor'...
  • Watergate White House
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    WATERGATE Watergate is the popular name for the political scandal and constitutional crisis that began with the arrest (June 17, 1972) of five burglars who broke into DEMOCRATIC National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office building in Washington, D. C. It ended with the resignation (Aug. 9, 1974) of President Richard M. NIXON. The burglars and two co-plotters-G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt-were indicted (September 1972) on charges of burglary, conspiracy, and wiretapping. Four mo...
  • Levi Strauss Tax Problem
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    Jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO), USA, has revealed errors in its tax returns for 1998 and 1999 resulting in almost $31 million being wiped off previously reported earnings. The San Francisco-based business says that in 1998 and 1999 it mistakenly took the same tax deduction twice for losses related to various manufacturing plant closures. The mistakes are expected to cost the company around $3 M. in future taxes and force a restatement of previous earnings. The first casualty of this tax...
  • Officers Loan Committee Chairman Credit
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    In an effort to provide a more formal and realistic training environment for all lenders and to provide a more structured process for evaluating credits, Houston Community Bank is implementing a new loan approval process and a new Officers Loan Committee. The information and training garnered from this new Committee will also serve as a tool to strength our credit skills and provide more uniform credit analysis. The following policy and procedure will become effective on October 20, 2003. Member...
  • Membership To The International Maritime Organization
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    Background: 1. After having complied the necessary requirements, our country recently became a member of the IMO. The IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) with the objectives to improve Maritime Safety and to Prevent & Control Pollution of the Marine Environment. It was formerly known as the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO). This international agency provides the only forum for the development of Global Maritime Safety Standards and Regulations. Its ...
  • Piece Of Legislation Bill House Committee
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    An Act of Congress How does a bill become a law? There are two houses in Congress. The House of Representatives and the Senate. Both of which may introduce a new piece of legislation. But each has different guidelines that they must follow to do this. The guideline in the house is a new Piece of legislation is handed to the clerk of the House who then places it in a hopper, which is a box on the Clerk's desk. In the Senate, the member gains the recognition of the presiding officer and is then gi...