The US government can use evidence that it may have obtained illegally – from methods ranging from old-fashioned wiretaps to sophisticated data sweeps – to prosecute people without telling them how it got the evidence. Because the government wants to keep the source of this illegally obtained information secret, it concocts an alternative story to cover it up. This process, called “parallel construction,” is undermining the US judicial system. Researcher Sarah St.Vincent talks about her new report with Amy Braunschweiger, detailing the danger parallel construction creates for everyone in the US and why it needs to stop.
The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution specifies the date that the President and Congress take office.
Congressional sessions begin on January 3. On that date in every odd year, newly elected congressmen take their oaths of office.
January 3 , 2011 is when the new Congress will take office.
This sounds like it's coming from a freshmen member! State Legislators officially take office on the First Tuesday of January following their election in November. Simply put, when they're sworn into office. Although they usually can be found wandering about the capitol anytime between winning their election and swearing in day.
That is quite true. Only Congress gets to decide what members of Congress are paid. The only restraint on the greed of Congress-people is that if they are too greedy, the voters may take offense and vote them out of office.
Today congress is being sworn into office.
the 20th of January
March 4, 1847
The action that Congress took against Johnson after he violated the Tenure of Office Act was that they impeached him.
No- Congress can not lower the salary of public official after they take office.