Government

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elected statewide

senate

bill nelson

senate

president pre-tempore

senate

the use of filibustering

senate

marco rubio

senate

democratic majority

senate

must be at least 30

senate

must be a citizen for 9 years

senate

vice president of the US presides

senate

6 year term

senate

joe biden

senate

100 members

senate

harry reid

senate

bill posey

house

can be a member at 25

house

elected from a district

house

speaker presides

house

republican majority

house

must be a citizen for 7 years

house

2 year term

house

john boehner

house

benefits include offices, staff, income and tax deductions and a pension

both

may server on joint committee

both

The least number of members who must be present for a legislative body to conduct business; majority

Quorum

Issue a formal condemnation

Censure

A proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration

bill

the non-legislative power of constitution-making and the constitutional amendment process

constituents

a charge levied by government on persons or property to meet public needs

taxes

a type of veto a chief executive may use after a legislature has adjourned; when the chief executive does not sign or reject a bill within the time allowed to do so

pocket veto

a measure relating to the business of either house, or expressing an opinion; does not have the force of law and does not require the President's signature

resolution

to bring formal charges against a public official; the house of representatives has the sole power to _____ civil officers of the US

impeach

the current office holder

incumbent

the drawing of electoral district lines to the advantage of a party or group

gerrymandering

issue formal condemnation

censure

election of an officeholder by the votes of an entire governmental unit rather than by the voters of a district or subdivision

at-large election

constitutional clause that gives congress the power to make all laws "necessary and proper" for executing its powers (elastic)

necessary and proper clause

Unpopular provision added to an important bill certain to pass so that it will "ride" through the legislative process

rider

the act of lying under oath

perjury

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