Congressionally Chartered Organizations: Background and Considerations


Marlin Sotello (Editor)

Series: Congressional Policies, Practices and Procedures
BISAC: POL030000

A congressional or federal charter is a federal statute that establishes a corporation. Congress has issued charters since 1791, although the chartering by Congress of organizations with a patriotic, charitable, historical, or educational purpose is essentially a 20th century practice. Congress has used charters to create a variety of corporate entities, such as banks, government-sponsored enterprises, commercial corporations, venture capital funds, and quasi governmental entities.

Congressionally chartered corporations have raised diverse issues for Congress. This book provides an overview on Congressional and federal charters; Congressionally chartered nonprofit organizations; federal government corporations; hybrid organizations with both government and private sector legal characteristics; and key principles for leveraging non-federal resources in Congressionally chartered organizations. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Congressional or Federal Charters: Overview and Enduring Issues
Kevin R. Kosar

Chapter 2. Congressionally Chartered Nonprofit Organizations (“Title 36 Corporations”): What They Are and How Congress Treats Them
Kevin R. Kosar

Chapter 3. Federal Government Corporations: An Overview
Kevin R. Kosar

Chapter 4. The Quasi Government: Hybrid Organizations with Both Government and Private Sector Legal Characteristics
Kevin R. Kosar

Chapter 5. Congressionally Chartered Organizations: Key Principles for Leveraging Nonfederal Resources
United States Government Accountability Office


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