Advanced Legislative Process

This course is designed to assist participants in identifying, analyzing, and following legislation at the various stages in the legislative process.

It provides an in-depth, detailed understanding of legislative procedure and strategy for individuals who already have a good working knowledge of the basics of Congress and the legislative process.

This two-day course will help participants better understand:

  • Legislative drafting and the bill referral process
  • Committee hearings, markups, and reports
  • Current floor procedures used in the House and Senate
  • The role of the Rules Committee in the House
  • Reconciling House-Senate differences
  • Understanding Legislative Documents

Target Audience:

Individuals who have a need for a more detailed knowledge of legislative processes, including drafting, the bill referral process, House and Senate committee practices and floor procedures.

Participants should have a firm grasp of contemporary congressional organization and procedures before enrolling in this course. For those who do not, we highly recommend taking one of the Government Affairs Institute’s core courses before taking this course.

Meets Executive Core Qualifications 1 and 5

NOTE: For your general awareness, classes indicated as online instruction will take place entirely online with a mix of live virtual sessions/instruction and a few supplemental components to be completed independently. We will provide additional details to all enrolled participants as we get a little closer to the start date of the class, however, please expect the live online portions to run roughly from 9am – 3pm EST on most days with short breaks throughout the day and a longer break for lunch.


2023 Dates: 

October 30 – 31, 2023

Tuition: $1,200


2024 Dates:

March 25 – 26, 2024

June 24 – 25

Tuition: $1,250

Next Course: October 30-31, 2023