Indicated by votes in which a majority of voting Democrats oppose a majority of voting Republicans.
A Senate rule offering a means for stopping a filibuster.
An association of members of Congress created to advocate a political ideology or a regional or economic interest.
An individual who assists the party leader in staying abreast of the concerns and voting intentions of the party members.
Committee on Committees
Assigns Republicans to standing committees in the Senate.
A means by which the House can remove a bill stalled in committee.
Assigns Democrats to standing committees in the Senate.
A lawmaking body composed of two chambers or parts.
Unrelated amendments added to a bill.
Districts in which the winner got more than 55 percent of the vote.
The legislative leader elected by party members holding the majority of seats in the House or Senate.
The ability of members of Congress to mail letters to their constituents free of charge.
roll call vote
A congressional voting procedure that consists of members answering yea or nay to their names.
The legislative leader elected by party members holding a minority of seats in the House or Senate.
A committee on which both representatives and senators serve.