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109th United States Congress[edit]

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113th Congress and subcommittees[edit]

A friendly reminder to editors to take a second look before creating new subcommittee articles, particularly if committees are proposing renaming or restructring. Existing subcommittee articles should be moved to the new names if possible. The House Oversight Committee is once such committee, and I would propose the following moves to reflect the new subcommittees that were annouced yesterday.

Current Subcommittee New Subcommittee
Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census
Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management Government Operations
National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations National Security
Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs
Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements
TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs Defunct
Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform Defunct
  • Nice reminder, but Dcmacnut (talk · contribs), please remember to sign your posts. :) II | (t - c) 01:22, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Talk:Kevin McCarthy (California politician)#Requested moves[edit]

Above link leads to discussion as to whether Kevin McCarthy (California politician) should become the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC at the Kevin McCarthy disambiguation page. —Roman Spinner (talk)(contribs) 05:27, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

US Congressional term end dates[edit]

Dear all,

there is a disagreement whether congressional terms end on the 3th or 4th of March. The discussion is at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Politics#US Congressional term end dates. Input is appreciated.

Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 07:15, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Actually, the disagreement is about the date Congressional terms ended prior to the ratification of the Twentieth Amendment in 1933. Czoal (talk) 23:22, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack[edit]

An article is needed on this historically significant committee. See the Senate archive on this committee. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:12, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Use of far right label for Freedom Caucus[edit]

Please take part in a discussion at Talk:Freedom Caucus on whether it is correct to say in Wikipedia's voice that the caucus is a far right organization. Iselilja (talk) 16:32, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Resignation from the United States Senate[edit]

I have created a new article titled Resignation from the United States Senate. Michael Hardy (talk) 04:30, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Almanac of American Politics 2014[edit]

I have a copy of this book on my kindle and am using it to tweak Congressman and Senator articles. Either to add new information or to put in the book as a reference for existing information. Here are two[1] examples[2] of what I have done.

Back when I was younger, I bought these books and had every year from 1984 to 1992 and a few more from the years 1994 to 2004. Over time I gave away or threw out the older copies. Now I wish I still had them....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 16:59, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Additional opinions sought[edit]

on a topic that may be of interest to those editors interested in the use of redirects on a page that disambiguates names of defunct House and Senate committees. See Talk:Committee on Government Operations#Avoid redirects. olderwiser 23:16, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

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font for changes in membership for individual congress pages[edit]

a couple of us noticed the font size varies for the change in membership for both Senate and the House for each congress (i.e. 114th, 113th, etc.). A suggestion has been made to eliminate the 80% font and standardize on 100%. I think there are more congresses at 80% than 100% font. It shouldn't take to long to do either size.....I thought I'd throw it out to see if anyone feels strongly either way........feel free to comment below......Pvmoutside (talk) 12:04, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

  • I'm the other person in the "couple" mentioned above. The 80% was probably used to squeeze more info into the table. But its font-size seems to stick out visually. There are plenty of other places one could possibly argue for a smaller font size, but then the page will look chaotic. Therefore, I suggest moving all text to the default size, with a few tiny exceptions such as dates in the party summary tables (which might be ok at 100% after all), and the specially-created "Leadership" section contents TOCs. —GoldRingChip 14:56, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I agree. The articles need to be legible and consistent.DCmacnut<> 16:11, 13 September 2016 (UTC)