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20th Amendment

20th Amendment: Presidential Term and Succession, Assembly of Congress

December 17, 2013 By NCC Staff

This so-called "Lame-Duck" amendment reduced the previous four-month period between the November elections and the March 4 starting date of congressional and presidential terms.

Should Congress really be allowed to work at home full time?

March 26, 2013 By Scott Bomboy

For the second time, a member of Congress is proposing rule changes that would let lawmakers telecommute to Washington and pass laws without meeting face to face. But is that in the best interests of voters?

March 4: A forgotten huge day in American history

March 4, 2013 By NCC Staff

In the 21st century, the American political world revolves around a handful of key dates. But prior to 1933, March 4th was the biggest day on the calendar, next to Election Day.

Happy birthday, 20th and 24th Amendments

January 23, 2012 By Holly Munson

Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified Jan. 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified Jan. 23, 1964). Here's what you need to know.

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