On the 21st of July the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, and a section of the state constitution (which denied the power of state courts to entertain against any resident of the state suits founded on contracts existing on the 15th of June 1865) was repealed by the legislature in pursuance of the congressional " Omnibus Bill " of the 25th of June 1868, and as evidence of the restoration of Georgia to the Union the congressmen were seated on the 25th of July in that year.
She had spoken in every state, before many state Legislatures, and before Congressional committees.
He called for a congressional investigation.
On the erection of the congressional kingdom of Poland 2 e.g.
For distinguished services he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
He opposed the issue of paper money, supported Robert Morris's plan for a national bank, and was prominently connected with all Congressional action in regard to the peace with Great Britain.
Tilden denied emphatically all knowledge of such despatches, and appeared voluntarily before a Congressional sub-committee in New York City to clear himself of the charge.
But this did not suit the portenos, as the people of Buenos Aires were called, and the province refused to take any part in the congressional proceedings.
On the other hand, in a Congressional election in a certain district in Massachusetts, the only expenditure of one of the candidates was for the two cent stamp placed on his letter of acceptance.
Dissatisfaction with the President's emancipation programme resulted in the election of a Democratic Congressional delegation in 1862, but the tide turned again after Gettysburg and Vicksburg; Clement L.
This, on becoming known, gave rise in1872-1873to a great congressional scandal.
The Congressional Enabling Act of the 30th of April 1802 followed that alternative of the North-West Ordinance which provided for five states in determining the boundaries, and in consequence the Indiana and Michigan districts were detached.
On the expiration of his congressional term, he was again chosen.
Congress neglected to pass certain laws which were required by the constitution, and which, as regards municipal autonomy, independence of the judiciary, and congressional representation of minority parties, were intended to make impossible the abuses of centralized government that had characterized Spanish administration.
If a state has received an increase in the number of its representatives and its legislature does not pass an apportionment bill before the next congressional election, the votes of the whole state elect the additional members on a general ticket and they are called "congressmen-at-large."
Conditions both in Ohio and in Congress had placed him, and were to keep him for twenty years, in an attitude of aggressive and uncompromising partisanship. His Congressional district was naturally Democratic, and its boundaries were changed two or three times by Democratic legislatures for the purpose of so grouping Democratic strongholds as to cause his defeat.
In the United States the McKinley Tariff Bill was one of the main causes of the Democratic victory in the Congressional elections of 1890, in which McKinley himself was defeated by an extraordinary Democratic gerrymander of his Congressional district.
He was active in debates and committee work, and for some time held the chairmanship of the important standing committee for the superintendence of the treasury, in which capacity he exercised a predominating influence on congressional expenditures.
Finally, under a congressional enabling act of the 3rd of March 1875, a constitution was framed by a convention at Denver (loth of December 1875 to r4th of March 1876) and adopted by the people on the rst of July 1876.
In 1866 like his father and brother he opposed the Congressional reconstruction policy, and on that issue left the Republican party.
There is a committee for every city, every county, and every congressional district, and in some states even for every township and every state legislature district.
At the time of his third election he was the only Democrat to be returned to state office, even the lieutenant-governor being Republican, and two-thirds of the congressional districts went Republican.
His later works include "Pioneer Monument," Salt Lake City; "Sir Isaac Newton," Congressional Library, Washington; and "Don Quixote."
Paine's services were recognized by an appointment to be secretary of the commission sent by Congress to treat with the Indians, and a few months later to be secretary of the Congressional committee of foreign affairs.
In 1894 he made an extended campaign tour before the Congressional elections, and spoke even in the South.
On the bank of the Anacostia river, east of the Capitol, is the Congressional Cemetery containing the graves of many members of Congress.
A law enacted in 1908 encourages the establishment of departments of agriculture, domestic economy and manual training in at least one high school in each congressional district.
It is served by the Central of Georgia and the Seaboard Air Line railways, and is the seat of the Third Congressional District Agricultural High School, a branch of the state university of Georgia.
C. Fremont, Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in 1842, published 1845 as Congressional document 28th Congress, 2nd Session, House Executive Document No.
(In 1892 he received a Congressional medal of honour for "conspicuous gallantry at the battle of Wilson's Creek.") In1861-1863he performed various military duties in Missouri.
During his brief Congressional career he delivered six speeches, all of which attracted attention, introduced a bill in regard to the presidential succession, and appeared before the Electoral Commission in Tilden's interest.
The reapportionment of congressional, senatorial and representative districts is made in the first legislative session after the state census, which has been taken in every tenth year since 1865.
During the Reconstruction period he favoured the congressional plan rather than that of President Johnson, and on this account resigned the district-attorneyship. In 1867-1868 he was a member of the Massachusetts house of representatives, and in 1867 was retained with William M.
From 1891 to 1895 he represented the First Congressional District of Nebraska, normally Republican, in the national House of Representatives, and received the unusual honour of being placed on the important Committee on Ways and Means during his first term.
After the war he allied himself with the radical wing of his party, was a member of the joint committee that outlined the congressional plan of reconstructing the late Confederate States, and laboured for the impeachment of President Johnson.
The university, organized in 1847, and occupying the old State Capitol grounds, is an integral part of the public school system of the state, and is under the control of a board of regents, consisting of the governor, the superintendent of public instruction and eleven members, elected - one from each congressional district - by the General Assembly.
Congressional appropriations for the survey, improvement and maintenance of waterways began in 1852; amounted to $15,055,688 between 1891 and 1896 inclusive, and $1,613,829 between 1897 and 1907; the total appropriated being $23,249,419.
When, in 1867, the Congressional plan of reconstruction was substituted, Texas was joined to Louisiana to constitute the fifth military district, and the first commander, General P. H.
Two ordinary congressional sessions are held each year - April 1 to May 31 and September 16 to December 15 - and a permanent committee of 29 members (14 senators and 15 deputies) sits during recess, with the power to confirm executive appointments, to give assent to a mobilization of the national guard, fo convene extra legislative sessions, to administer oaths, and to report at the next session on matters requiring congressional action.
The scope of Congressional legislation has been indicated in the list given of the powers of the national government - 1 This case was that of the impeachment of a senator, and the failure to convict arose from the fact that some of the senators at the time held the now generally accepted opinion that a member of Congress is not subject to impeachment.
Now, the functions of judicial tribunals of all courts alike, whether Federal or state, whether superior or inferioris to interpret the law, and if any tribunal finds a congressional statute or state statute inconsistent with the Constitution, the tribunal is obliged to hold such statute invalid.
in seeking to secure congressional attention to the affairs of a corporation in which he was interested, and whose interest directly depended upon the legislation of Congress, by inducing members of Congress to invest in the stocks of said corporation."
At Freeport, on the Wisconsin boundary, on the 27th of August, Lincoln answered questions put to him by Douglas, and by his questions forced Douglas to "betray the South" by his enunciation of the "Freeport heresy," that, no matter what the character of Congressional legislation or the Supreme Court's decision "slavery cannot exist a day or an hour anywhere unless it is supported by local police regulations."
Gallaudet); it was the first institution to give collegiate courses to the deaf, and it has received Congressional appropriations, though it is a private foundation.
By the time Norman Borlaug passed away in 2009 at the age of ninety-five, he had become one of only six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
In 1867 the congressional plan of reconstruction was completed and Alabama was placed under military government.
In 1906-1907 eleven agricultural and mechanical arts colleges were established, one in each congressional district of the state.
In 1824, when the congressional caucus was fast becoming extinct, Crawford, being prepared to control it, insisted that it should be held, but of 216 Republicans only 66 attended; of these, 64 voted for Crawford.
It was this impotence of the state commission that furnished the strongest incentive to Congressional action.
Haney, A Congressional History of Railways (2 vols., Madison, Wis., 1908 and 1910); Elkins Committee Report (1905); F.
In 1812, after a congressional caucus at Washington had nominated Madison for a second term, the Republicans of New York, desiring to break up the so-called Virginia dynasty as well as the system of congressional nominations, nominated Clinton for the presidency by a legislative caucus.
McConachie, Congressional Committees: a Study of the Origins and Development of our National and Local Legislative Methods (ibid., 1898); Woodrow Wilson, Col1gres.,ional Governinent: a Study in American Politics (15th ed., Boston, 1900); Jesse Macy, Party Organization and Machinery (New York, 1904); M.
In 1894 the Republicans united with the Populists, elected three congressional representatives, secured control of many of the counties, but failed to carry the state, and continued their opposition with less success in the next campaigns.
With his aid, and that of Congressional requirements that all members of the legislature must take the Test Oath and none be excluded on account of colour, a Republican majority was secured for both houses, and the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified.
Johnson took a prominent and undignified part in the congressional campaign of 1866, in which his policies were voted down by the North.
The Constitutional party in 1785 secured the annulment by the state assembly of the charter of the Bank of North America, which still retained a congressional charter; and the cause of this action also seems to have been party feeling against the anti-Constitutionalists, among whom Robert Morris of the bank was a leader, and who, especially Morris, had opposed the paper money policy of the Constitutionalists.
He received a Congressional medal of honour in 1895 for gallantry at the Wilderness in May 1864.
During two and a half years of neutrality, the free and acrimonious discussion of the war and its issues had filled the Press, and been incessant in every home and community and school as well as in Congressional debates.
Slocum's order forbidding the organization of militia in Mississippi, and Schurz's valuable report (afterwards published as an executive document), suggesting the readmission of the states with complete rights and the investigation of the need of further legislation by a Congressional committee, was not heeded by the President.
In 1816 in the congressional caucus which nominated James Monroe for the presidency Crawford was a strong opposing candidate, a majority being at first in his favour, but when the vote was finally cast 65 were for Monroe and 54 for Crawford.
His position in the Blaine campaign, his attitude in tariff discussions and legislation, his relations with United States senators, congressional representatives, and other party leaders, his methods in making official appointments, were entirely consistent with his constantly reiterated conviction that in politics permanent good is achieved not by guerilla warfare, but by working through and within the party.
In the same year he attended the Republican congressional caucus which nominated Madison for the presidency, and thus definitely joined the Republicans.
Once he was unanimously elected by his constituents, and once nearly defeated for having at the previous session voted to increase congressional salaries.
A permanent committee of 14 members represents the two chambers during the congressional recess and exercises certain supervisory and advisory powers in the administration of public affairs.
Admiral Jorje Montt had been the head of this revolutionary committee, and he acted as president of the provisional government when the administration of the country changed hands after the victory of the Congressional party.
Within a fortnight after taking his seat he delivered a speech in opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska Bill, which at once made him a force in the congressional anti-slavery contest.
He was the author of the report of this last committee (1866), in which the Congressional plan of reconstruction was set forth and which has been considered a state paper of remarkable power and cogency.
In 1812 Macon voted for the declaration of war against Great Britain, and later was chairman of the Congressional committee which made a report (July 1813) condemning Great Britain's conduct of the war.
Wilson, The Congressional Career of Nathaniel Macon (Chapel Hill, N.C., 1900).
Hunter, of Virginia, a Democrat and a compromise candidate, was elected to the position; and on the 28th of February 1839 the Democratic candidates were admitted to their seats, to which a congressional committee, reporting afterwards, declared them entitled.'
He had an active part in bringing about the building of the new Congressional Library.
at Johns Hopkins University in 1886, his thesis being on Congressional Government (1885; and often reprinted).
Initiative petitions, signed by at least 8% of the legal voters in each two-thirds (at least) of the congressional districts of the state, must be filed not later than four months before the election at which the measure is to be voted upon.
The referendum may be ordered by the legislature or by a petition signed by at least 5% of the legal voters in each of two-thirds (at least) of the congressional districts of the state; such petition must be filed not more than 90 days after the final adjournment of the legislature; referred measures become law upon receiving a favourable majority of the popular vote.
This instability is shown in congressional and local rather than in general state elections.
After the Civil War he vigorously opposed the Congressional plan of reconstructing the late Confederate states, and himself drafted the message of President Johnson, vetoing the Reconstruction Act of the 2nd of March 1867.
In March 1865 he was breveted major-general U.S.A. "for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Ezra Church and during the campaign against Atlanta," and in 1893 received a Congressional medal of honour for bravery at Fair Oaks.
The common schools are in large part maintained out of the proceeds of the school lands (about 1,200,000 acres), which are sections 16 and 36 in each township of that portion of the state which formerly constituted Oklahoma Territory, and a Congressional appropriation of $5,000,000 in lieu of these sections in what was formerly Indian Territory.
The revenue of the university is from the income of Congressional land grants under the Morrill Acts and from a one mill per one dollar tax on the current assessment roll of the state.'
In 1793 he put to confusion his opponents who had brought about a congressional investigation of his official accounts.
The institution is governed by a board of trustees consisting of the governor, the state superintendent of public instruction, the commissioner of agriculture, the president of the university and twelve other members; two from the city of Knoxville and one from each congressional district, two elected each year.
It's also helping them meet a congressional mandate to the military to reduce their fuel use by 20 percent.
Patrick has been seeing a young woman who works as a congressional aide.
alamo califnot houses listed on to exaggerations in its congressional overseers.
ISTS was created last year as the result of congressional appropriations to the Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
What is prohibited is state or local action in the absence of congressional authorization.
Together they form the Congressional Hispanic caucus which attempts to work together to address issues that affect all their constituencies.
concerted push to keep America engaged in the run-up to the congressional elections.
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congressional subcommittees and committees and floor action.
Congressional Medald Herbert/AP Why is Tony Blair still so reluctant to pick up his Congressional gold medal?
A copy of Chicago's resolution is to be forwarded to President Bush and the Illinois congressional delegation.
Whit to congressional mirror was placed inert gases in.
In the play she takes the role of narrator, recalling for a shocked 1972 congressional hearing the diabolical experiment.
holdover from the original cast, which included new characters who worked in Maude's congressional office.
Congressional investigations in the 1970s disclosed widespread NSA abuses, including the illegal interception of millions of cables sent by American citizens.
I removed more checks and balances, and have the least amount of congressional oversight of any presidential administration in US history.
Public and congressional outcry prompted NASA to solicit alternatives to a space shuttle mission for servicing Hubble.
With congressional elections seven months away, Democrats said the ANWR vote showed they would not allow republicans to weaken environmental protections.
congressional republicans strongly support building at least a limited national defense.
resound again in another congressional investigation.
A panacea congressional staffers expect create enhanced benefit percent of cshcn.
One arises from procedures and jurisdictional boundaries affecting congressional subcommittees and committees and floor action.
testifymer member of the American Communist Party, Matusow had testified before several congressional committees giving the names of former party members.
The site provides links to press releases, position statements, news bulletins, congressional testimony and other information.
weapons-grade anthrax being sent, probably by an insider, to liberal Congressional leaders and journalists.
(See GERRYMANDER.) If a state has received an increase in the number of its representatives and its legislature does not pass an apportionment bill before the next congressional election, the votes of the whole state elect the additional members on a general ticket and they are called "congressmen-at-large."
He was then subjected to a series of courts-martial and congressional investigations, but succeeded so well in hiding traces of his duplicity that in 1812 he resumed his military command at New Orleans, and in 1813 was promoted major-general and took possession of Mobile.
On the constitutional side the Compromise of 1820 was important as the first precedent for the congressional exclusion of slavery from public territory acquired since the adoption of the Constitution, and also as a clear recognition that Congress has no right to impose .upon a state asking for admission into the Union conditions which do not apply to those states already in the Union.
With congressional elections seven months away, Democrats said the ANWR vote showed they would not allow Republicans to weaken environmental protections.
Congressional Republicans strongly support building at least a limited national defense.
Having read the report of Major Gen. Antonio Taguba, I expect Baker 's question will resound again in another congressional investigation.
A former member of the American Communist Party, Matusow had testified before several congressional committees giving the names of former party members.
The site provides links to press releases, position statements, news bulletins, Congressional testimony and other information.
It was powerless to prevent weapons-grade anthrax being sent, probably by an insider, to liberal Congressional leaders and journalists.
The congressional leadership has said they will continue to look at ways to get the tax rebate program extended.
Each petition is throughly explained and when filled in, it is sent to the petitioner's two United States Senators and Congressional Representative.
Congressional and military task forces continually review the retirement program, so benefits that retired service members receive now may not be the same for future retirees.
Although controversy over the safety of HBV resulted in congressional hearings in 1999, the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine, as well as other authorities, considers HBV to be safe.
In the Legislative Branch, you can work in the Architect of the Capitol (deals with the operation and maintenance among other things), the Congressional Budget Office.
It includes indexed profiles with current information about the funders and allows users to run and export searches based on specific criteria, including geographic location and congressional district.
In fact, according to the Congressional Research Service, China is slated to replace the United States as the world's largest economy by 2030.
Of course, the feast was commemorated during the almost 300 years between its origination and the congressional endorsement.
He received the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery during the Seven Days Battles.
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