← POLS 1101 Ch. 10 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- open rules
- suspension of the rules
- omnibus legislation
- a informal congressional norm of choosing members who have served longest on a particular committee to be committee chair
- b moving legisation to top of House agenda; debate is limited to 40 minutes, no amendments can be made, and it has to have 2/3 vote to pass. Deals with non-controversial legislation
- c large bills that cover several topics and may contain extraneous (pork barrel) projects
- d relevant amendments can be added by House Rules Committee
- e redrawing the geographical boundaries of legislative districts every 10 years to ensure districts remain roughly equal in population.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- organization of House leaders who work to disseminate information and promote party unity in weighing in on legislation
- assistance provided by members of congress to their constituents in solving problem with the federal bureaucracy or addressing other specific concerns
- house and senate committees that are created to address a specific issue for one or two years.
- only position explicit in Constitution; elected leader of House of Representatives; influences legislative agenda, assigns committees, scheduling, overall party strategy
- appropriations made by legislative bodies for local projects that are often not needed but that are created so that local representatives can win re-election in their home districts
5 True/False Questions
informational theory → member of Congress will join committees that best serve interests of district and committee members will support each other's legislation
incumbency advantage → relative infrequency with which members of Congress are defeated in attempts for reelection. Suburbs: expect direct contact. Urban: how policies explained
distributive theory → committees in Congress made up of experts on specific policy areas that help to ensure well-informed policy decisions
party votes → a vote in which the majority of one party opposes the position of the majority of the other party.
universalism → actions by members of congress unrelated to government with primary goal of making and impression on public (ex: holiday cards to constituents and parade appearances)