United States Congress
Data Dictionary of Legislative Documents
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|Description:||Textual matter used to amend current law. Quoted block is so named because it is printed or displayed with quotation marks in front of each structural and non-structural level. (These quotation marks are generated for print or display; they are not part of the data.) The name quoted block is not meant to imply that the words within this element exist somewhere else and are being quoted. Rather, they signify text to be used to amend current law.
In print or display, quoted material usually takes on the style (margins, enumeration style, typographic style, etc.) of the document which is being amended. Thus, a bill in OLC style that is intended to modify United States Code, would put text that was to be inserted into the United States Code inside the quoted block (structure of legislation) and the words would print in USC style, with a quotation mark preceding each level. Other rules that apply to the specific style associated with the quoted-block also need to be applied. For example, when using USC style, section enumerators are preceded by a section symbol and a thin space rather than the word Sec..
Note: Words displayed in quotation marks for emphasis or to indicate a speech are not considered to be quoted-block.
|Bills DTD Content Model:||((account | appropriations–para | chapter | subdivision | division | subsection | paragraph | subparagraph | clause | subclause | item | subitem | part | section | subaccount | subchapter | subpart | subsubaccount | subsubsubaccount | subtitle | title | quoted–block | graphic | formula | toc | table | list | header | constitution–article | text)+, after–quoted–block)|