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Thursday, January 24
Daily civics quiz

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Which part of the federal government provides the projected costs of a bill being considered by Congress?

a. The Internal Revenue Service
b. The Library of Congress
c. The Congressional Research Service
d. The Congressional Budget Office

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About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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