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H.R.1374 - Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Act of 2011
To establish the Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Program.
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Mr. DANIEL E. LUNGREN of California (for himself and Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House AdministrationCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(3) These same lawyers then go on to become leaders of their profession, where they serve a critical role in helping to educate the public about the judiciary and the judicial process.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) The White House, the administrative agencies of the Executive Branch, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, and the United States Sentencing Commission, all operate analogous programs for talented young professionals at the outset of their careers.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(6) At a time when our Nation faces considerable challenges, the Congress and the public would benefit immeasurably from a program, modeled after the judicial clerkship program, that engages the brightest young lawyers in the Nation in the legislative process.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(7) Accordingly, the Congress herein creates the Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Program, named after one of the most admired and distinguished lawyer-legislators ever to serve in the Congress, to improve the business of the Congress and increase the understanding of its work by the public.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. DANIEL WEBSTER CONGRESSIONAL CLERKSHIP PROGRAM.
(b) Establishment of Program- There is hereby established the Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Program for the appointment of individuals who are graduates of accredited law schools to serve as Congressional Clerks in the Senate or House of Representatives.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) The Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate shall select not less than 6 Congressional Clerks each year to serve as employees of the Senate for a 1-year period.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) The Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives shall select not less than 6 Congressional Clerks each year to serve as employees of the House of Representatives for a 1-year period.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) For a Congressional Clerk selected under subsection (c)(1), the Congressional Clerk shall interview for a position with any office of any Committee of the Senate, including any Joint Committee or Select and Special Committee, or any office of any individual member of the Senate.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) For a Congressional Clerk selected under subsection (c)(2), the Congressional Clerk shall interview for a position with any office of any Committee of the House of Representatives, including any Joint Committee or Select and Special Committee, or any office of any individual Member of the House of Representatives.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(f) Placement Requirements- The Selection Committees shall ensure that Congressional Clerks selected under this section are apportioned equally between majority party and minority party offices.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(g) Compensation of Congressional Clerks- Each Congressional Clerk selected under this section shall receive the same compensation as would, and comparable benefits to, an individual who holds the position of a judicial clerkship for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia within 3 months of graduating from law school.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(h) Required Adherence to Rules- Each Congressional Clerk selected under this section shall be subject to all laws, regulations, and rules in the same manner and to the same extent as any other employee of the Senate or House of Representatives.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(i) Exclusion From Limit on Number of Positions- A Congressional Clerk shall be excluded in determining the number of employees of the office that employs the Clerk for purposes of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) in the case of the office of a Member of the House of Representatives, section 104 of the House of Representatives Administrative Reform Technical Corrections Act (
(j) Rules- The Selection Committees shall develop and promulgate rules regarding the administration of the Congressional Clerkship program established under this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
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