Political scientists would be LEAST likely to agree with which of the following statements about the relationship between interest groups and legislative policy making?
Members of Congress typically vote on behalf of the interests that contribute the most money to their campaigns.
Which of the following is the best example of pork-barrel legislation?
a measure providing money for a research facility at a particular university
The U.S. House passes a bill dealing with health care reform. The Senate passes a bill that is similar but not identical to the House bill. What becomes of the legislation?
A conference committee would likely be formed to attempt to reach a compromise between the two bills.
Who sets the length of floor debate on bills pending before the full House?
Which of the following statements correctly describes the size of the two houses of Congress in terms of voting members?
The House has 435 members, the Senate 100.
Which of the following actions could the Senate take alone without participation by the House of Representatives?
confirming the president's choice of secretary of state
Which of the following developments did NOT take place during the 1980s?
Power in Congress became more decentralized
The president vetoes a bill. The Senate votes to override by a margin of 70 to 30. In the House, the vote is 280 to 155 in favor of an override. What becomes of the legislation?
It is dead.
Which of the following individuals would be most likely to hold the position of Senate president pro tempore?
Senator A, who is the most senior member of the majority party
The congressional reforms of the 1970s increased the power of which of the following?