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Vocabulary

Filibuster

An attempt to talk a bill to death

Bills

Proposed laws

Veto

When a President refuses to sign a bill

Junket

a trip taken by a subcommittee to see locations affected by a measure

Calendar

A schedule of the order in which bills will be taken up

Hopper

This is where members of the House of Representatives drop a bill to introduce it

Cloture

This means limiting debate

Rider

This is a provision not likely to pass on its own merit that is attached to a measure certain to pass

Quorum

This means a majority of the full membership

Private

One of two types of bills, the other is public

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