Government Chap 7

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pork barrel

The type of politics in which congressmen "bring home the bacon"

435

The number of representatives in the house of reps

Committee

The places where most of the actual work is done in congress

Standing Committee

Another word for permanent committees

reapportion

The process by which the distribution of representatives changes after the census

gerrymandering

Drawing district lines to serve a political goal

bicameral

The word describing a two house legislature

rider

An item, attached to a bill, which is not relevant to the bill

impeachment, oversight

Two of the non-legislative powers of congress

Whip

A party leader who tries to get party members to vote together

filibuster

The word for killing a bill by talking it to death

transportation

The name of one committee in the Senate or the house

Shelia Jackson Lee or the others that were in class

SDA in congress

false

About 70% of bills that are introduced end up getting passed

false

Article 2 of the constitution deals primarily with the powers of congress

true

Representatives are elected to 2year terms while senators serve 6

true

Republicans have a majority of seats in the 112th congress

True

The appropriations process involves the "power of the purse"

True

Lawyers are overrepresented while farmers are underrepresented in Congress

True

The vice president of the united states is the president of the senate

True

Racial diversity has been increasing in recent years in congress

How a bill becomes a law

Learn yourself

packing and cracking

The two main methods of gerrymandering

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