Documents the efforts of the Carter Administration to counter Cuban influence in southern Africa, especially Angola, while dealing with Congressional prohibitions against U.S. covert actions in the region. Also focuses on the challenge of the apartheid regime in South Africa. From the State Department
Describes the procedures for so-called “fast track” consideration by Congress of trade agreements and how the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 modified the tight restrictions under which Congress considers trade legislation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists
The report of the Republican majority on the events relating to the attack on the Benghazi Mission compound. The report follows comments of Republican members of the Select Committee. From the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
Explains how the cost, speed and reach of social media have transformed the way members of Congress communicate with their constituents. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists
New additions to the Congress.gov site. Allows researchers to subscribe to a variety of alerts related to Most-Viewed Bills weekly, bills presented to the president, and bill activity (on a specific bill). From Congress.gov
Explains the reasons that the Library of Congress had decided to cancel a subject heading and replace it with the heading “Noncitizens.” The proposed change provoked a letter of complaint from several Republican members of Congress. From the Library of Congress
Covers the role of interns, policies and guidance provided by the House and Senate in regard to interns, factors relating to an individual’s eligibility to serve as an intern, and resources/training opportunities available to interns. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists
A free ebook of political cartoons to explore for students what Congress is, how it works (when it does), and what it does. From the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives