the political party in each house of Congress with the most members
Special Interest Groups
an organization of people with some common interest who try to influence government decisions
Distribution of representatives among the states based on the population of each state
people hired by private groups to influence government decision-makers
an official count of the population made every 10 years to find out how many represenatives each state will need
political party with fewest members in each house
Pork Barrel Projects
government projects and grants that benefit the home district or state
a tactic for defeating a bill in the Senate by talking until the bill's sponsor withdraws it
A proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration
sessions at which a committee listens to testimony from people interested in the bill
a person a member of Congress has been elected to represent
the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)
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.
Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
When a bill is passed through both houses of Congress and signed by the President it becomes a rule that must be obeyed by all.
the process of reassigning representation based on population, after every census
a procedure for terminating debate, especially filibusters, in the Senate