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Congress Essentials Test

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  1. Wesberry v. Saunders
  2. committee jurisdiction
  3. Congressional Budget Office
  4. House/Senate Budget Committee
  5. c-span
  1. a the policy area and bills that a legislative committee has the responsibility to consider in its deliberations
  2. b 1
  3. c staff agency that advises Congress on the likely economic effects of different spending programs and provides information on the costs of the proposed policies.
  4. d Georgia law had a district that was grossly oversized, this diluted a mans vote there and it violated the 14 amendment because it took away the persons vote. It was seen as unconstitutional
  5. e Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. permanently established legislative committees that consider and are responsible for legislation within a certain subject area
  2. offers Congress research and analysis on all current and emerging issues of national policy
  3. 1
  4. 1
  5. House of rep. if a bill is closed it can not be amended, if open it can be.

5 True/False Questions

  1. pork barrel projectDirect election of senators

          

  2. Library of CongressGeorgia law had a district that was grossly oversized, this diluted a mans vote there and it violated the 14 amendment because it took away the persons vote. It was seen as unconstitutional

          

  3. malapportionmentdrawing the boundaries of legislative districts so that they are unequal in population

          

  4. party caucusa meeting of the members of a party in a legislative chamber to select party leaders and to develop party policy. Called a conference by the republicans

          

  5. discharge petition1

          

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