a person who lives in an electoral district and is represented by an elected official.
publicly funded projects secured by the legislators to benefit their home districts or states. The funds for such projects are said to come from the "pork barrel"-the state or national treasury.
a permanent committee or legislators from either the House or the senate responsible for specific policy areas, such as foreign affairs or agriculture
a small legislative committee within a larger, standing committee;they do much of the work of reviewing legislation
a temporary committee formed by either the House or the Senate to investigate a specific problem
a permanent committee of legislators from both the House and the Senate that deals with matters of common interest, such as economic policy.
a temporary committee of legislators from both the House and the Senate created to work out differences in bills passed by both houses of Congress.
funds allocated by a legislature for a stated purpose as part of a budget or spending bill.
an official statement issued by both houses of Congress. Once signed by the president, it has the force of law
personal services provided by members of Congress to their constituents, often to help their constituents with problems they are having with the federal bureaucracy.
current Speaker of the House
speaker of the house
the position with the most power and prestige in the House of Reps. Nominated by the majority party and voted in by the entire House.
charges against a president approved by a majority of the house of representatives
Distribution of representatives among the states based on the population of each state
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)
4 main powers of Congress
1. Enacting laws, 2. Levying taxes, 3. Power of the Purse, 4. Declaring war
War Powers Act
An act that requires the approval of Congress for any overseas troop deployment lasting longer than 90 days