Congressional Briefing for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

(4 days)

The purpose of this course is to provide a first-hand understanding not only of congressional process and procedure, but also the “culture” that is the United States Congress. Over the four days, participants will hear from – and be afforded the opportunity to ask questions of – Members of Congress, congressional staff, academic observers, interest groups representatives, news media representatives, and executive branch officials. Each four-day workshop is conducted entirely on Capitol Hill.

In addition to a comprehensive look at congressional processes and organization, participants will receive briefings on the current status and insider analysis of legislative issues of most interest and importance to officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Topics may include:

  • Leadership and organization in Congress
  • Key stages in the authorization process
  • The budget and appropriations processes
  • Committee and floor procedure
  • The roles of committee and personal staff
  • Congressional oversight
  • The influence of the media and special interests
  • The politics of the legislative process

Participants will also attend committee hearings and/or observe floor action when Congress is in session.

Target Audience:

Employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Meets Executive Core Qualifications 1, 4, and 5.

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