5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- pork barrel project
- majority minority district
- service strategy
- joint committees
- Congressional Reelection Committee
- a government project grant that primarily benefits the home district or state
- b 1
- c committees on which both senators and representatives serve
- d A congressional district created to include a majority of minority voters; ruled constitutional so long as race is not the main factor in redistricting.
- e a policy providing poor people with education and job training to help lift them out of poverty.
5 Multiple choice questions
- House of rep. if a bill is closed it can not be amended, if open it can be.
- a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
- a device by which any member of the House, after a committee has had the bill for thirty days, may petition to have it brought to the floor
- It is used by members to get signatures for postage by sending mail to their constituents to keep them informed and to get info on campaigning.
- The redrawing of congressional and other legislative district lines following the census, to accommodate population shifts and keep districts as equal as possible in population
5 True/False questions
Shaw v. Reno → NO racial gerrymandering; race cannot be the sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative boundaries; majority-minority districts.
Majority/Minority Whip → see how people plan to vote, convince members to vote with the party, makes sure voters are present when its time to vote
Voting Rights Acts 1965 → Federal law that increased government supervision of local election practices, suspended the use of literacy tests to prevent people (usually African Americans) from voting, and expanded government efforts to register voters. The Voting Rights Act of 1970 permanently banned literacy tests.
cloture → Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network
Majority/Minority Leader → see how people plan to vote, convince members to vote with the party, makes sure voters are present when its time to vote