RULES & RESOURCES


RULES

COMMITEE SESSIONS

PMC's Committee Sessions are commenced and presided over by Committee Chairs. They may ask Ranking Members to preside instead. The Committees deliberate, debate and amend Policy Recommendation proposals on respective Committee Agenda Items. These are prepared by the Committee Chairs and will be published by Sunday, April 8, 2018. The final Policy Recommendation documents have to be approved by a simple majority vote before being presented to the Joint Session of Congress (see our Schedule for more details).

The Representatives (Committee Members and Ranking Members) wish to be seen as productive, persuasive and credible policy makers. They are expected to submit their Position Papers on the relevant Committee Agenda Items via email by Sunday, April 1, 2018. These are supposed to contain principal as well as specific stances on the Agenda Items with policy proposal outlines and not to exceed 1500 words altogether. Based on them, two Members on each Committee will be elevated to the Ranking Member status - one Democrat and one Republican.

Journalists and Lobbyists pursue the interests of their employers. As any other guest speakers, they may officially address the Committee in Session only if recognized by the Chair or presiding Ranking Member. Their objective is to make sure that Committee Members make 'fully informed' decisions on the Agenda Items being discussed. Journalists strive for the best story as top 3 reports from each Committee will get awarded.

Read more on our Registration and Organizers & Chairs sites and respective Committee sites listed below.

RULES OF PROCEDURE

The Chair opens each Committee Session by a roll call and announcements. Then the Committee enters a moderated debate. Speakers are recognized by the Chair or presiding Ranking Member to speak for 3 minutes maximum based on the Speakers List. The Chair may entertain up to 3 reactions to every Member's speech, none of them exceeding 1 minute. The moderated debate mode could be suspened by a simple majority vote in order to enter an informal discussion for a specified period of time. PMC's full Rules of Procedure will be available soon.

FEEDBACK AND AWARDS

Committee Chairs will attentively follow all participants in order give them feedback and awards. The feedback will be provided throughtout the Committee Sessions orally. Please email us if you also require written feedback after the Conference. PMC 2018 Awards will be given in the following areas:

Public Speaking | Negotiation | Argumentation | Research | Creativity | Leadership | Coordination | Cooperation | Journalism

(Updates Coming Soon)

RESOURCES

RESEARCH MATERIALS

U.S. House of Representatives

Budget Committee | Education and the Workforce Committee

Foreign Affairs Committee | Joint Economic Committee

Congressional Budget Office

The World Factbook - CIA | OECD | OECD Statistics

The Washington Post | Los Angeles Times | Financial Times | Fox News

The New York Times | Bloomberg | Reuters

Politico | The Economist

CNN | BBC

Transparency International | Peace Action

ALF-CIO - America's Unions | US Chamber of Commerce | Financial Services Roundtable

GOP | DNC

(More Coming)

RESEARCH & RELAX

The Daily Show | The Late Show | A Closer Look