CIVIL, Parliamentary Practice

Parliamentary Terms 1

Parliament

act
adjourn
adjourn for more than 3 days
adjournment sine die
adjournment to a day and time certain
advice and consent
amendment
amendment in the nature of a substitute
appeal
appropriation
authorization
authorizations act
balanced budget
baseline
bill
budget authority
budget resolution
Calendar of Business
caucus
chairman
chaplain
“christmas tree” bill
class
clean bill
cloakroom
closed sessions
cloture
committee
committee amendment
committee calendar
committee jurisdiction
committee membership
committee on committees
committee print
committee substitute
companion bill or measure
concurrent resolution
conditional adjournment
conferees
conference committee
conference, party
conference report
confirmation
Congressional Record
consideration
continuing resolution/continuing appropriations
controlled time
deficit (surplus)
discretionary spending
enacted
engrossed bill
enrolled bill
entitlement
ex officio
executive business
Executive Calendar
executive communication
executive session
filibuster
fiscal year
floor
floor amendment
floor leaders
floor manager
germane
hearing
hold
item veto
joint committee
joint meeting
joint resolution
joint session
journal
“lame duck” session
layover
leave to sit
legislative day
legislative session
majority leader
majority whip
mandatory spending
markup
measure
minority leader
minority whip
morning business
motion to instruct
motion to proceed to consider
motion to table
“must pass” bill
nomination
nongermane amendment
obligation
off-budget entities
original bill
outlays
override of a veto
oversight
parliamentarian
parliamentary inquiry
permanent appropriation
pocket veto
point of order
policy committees
president of the Senate
president pro tempore
presidential signature
presiding officer
private law
pro forma session
proxy voting
public debt
public law
question
quorum
quorum call
ranking minority member
receipts
recess
recognize
reconciliation bill
reconciliation instruction
reconciliation process
reconsider
referral
regular meeting day
relevant
report
rescission
Riddick’s Senate Procedure
rider
roll call vote
scheduling
scorekeeping
secretaries, party
secretary of the Senate
select or special committee
Senate Manual
senator
seniority
sergeant at arms
session
simple resolution
slip law
standing committee
star print
statement of managers
statutes at large
statutory limit on the public debt
subcommittee
supplemental appropriation
supplemental, minority, and additional views
table, motion to
trust funds
unanimous consent
unanimous consent agreement
user fees
veto
vice president
voice vote
vote
whips
yeas and nays
yield
yield the floor
yield time