composed of two legislative bodies
an order from the House Rules Committee that sets a time limit on debate; forbids a bill from being amended on the floor
a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business
committee appointed by the presiding officers of each chamber to adjust differences on a particular bill passed by each in different form.
the legislature of the United States government
Too many bills to introduce to Congress, committees pick important ones
Petition that, if signed by majority of the House of Representatives' members, will pry a bill from committee and bring it to the floor for consideration.
a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
House Speaker Powers
..., the chief presiding officer of the House of representatives. The speaker is elected at the beginning of every Congress on a straight party vote. He or she is the most important party and House leader.
a resolution that is passed by both houses of congress
Political districts in which candidates elected to the House of Representatives win in close elections, usually less than 55% of the vote
When members of Congress vote based on cues from colleagues and party members
(of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life
Types of committees
authorizing, appropriations, rules and administrations, revenue and budget
Typical member of Congress
Middle-aged, protestant, white, male