means the Congress is made up of two houses
each Congressional term is divided into two of these
count of the population
this happens when the states population grows larger or becomes smaller and determines new number of representatives
this happens after reapportionment has been completed and is when new district lines are drawn
people in the districts they represent
closed meeting where majority party chooses the House Speaker
Speaker's top assistant
serve as assistant floor leaders in House
all laws start as this
president pro tempore
resides over the senate when the vice president is absent
to stall the legislative process and prevent a vote
procedure allowing each senator to speak only 1 hour on a bill under debate.
continue from one Congress to the next
specializes in a subcategory of its standing committee's responibility
study one specific issue and report their findings to the Senate or the House
made up of members from both the Senate and the House and can be temporary or permanent.
temporary committee set up when the House and the Senate have passed different versions of the same bill
members who work directly for individual senators and representatives.
members work for the many House and Senate committees
runs lawmaker's office, supervises lawmaker's schedule, and gives advice on political matters.
makes certain that the lawmaker is well informed about the many bills with which he/she must deal, does research, drafts bills, studies bills currently in Congress, and writes speeches and articles for lawmaker
people who handle the many request for help from people in a lawmaker's state or congressional district