Means that Congress has two houses
The upper house of Congress; it is smaller and only has 100 representatives-two from each state
House of Representatives
The lower house of Congress; it is the larger body and in 1929, a law was passed making it a set law for there to be 435 total members of the House.
Periods of time that Congress meets.
A break that the members of Congress are allowed to take for vacations and holidays
A break that a house of Congress can take during any time of the year; if the break is longer than three days, the other house must vote on and approve the request.
The members of a state that a Congressman represents.
The person who currently holds the office.
The process of reassigning the seats in Congress based on the changes of the population after the 10-year census.
The process of redrawing the districts in a state after the results of the 10-year census
Creating a district to favor one party over another; illegal
The party that has the most members in the Senate or the House during a term.
The party in Congress that has fewer seats.
A closed meeting of the majority party.
The second most powerful leader of the House; helps the Speaker and other party leaders.
An assistant to the minority leader
Small groups of representatives who work out the details of bills.
President Pro Tempore
Means "president for a time", the temporary president of the Senate when the vice president is not present.
To talk until the sponsor of the bill or nomination agrees to modify or withdraw the bill.
Limits the time to the debate; once cloture has been approved, Congress can only spend 30 more hours debating the bill.
How old do you have to be to b a member of the House of Representatives?
How many years do you have to be a citizen for the be in the House of Representatives?
How long does a member of the House's term last?
Propose revenue laws and elect the president in the event of a tie
Two duties specifically designated to the House of Representatives.
How old do you have to be to be in the Senate?
How long does your term last if you are in the Senate?
Confirm or reject treaties and confirm or reject presidential nominees
What are the two duties specifically given to the Senate?
Speaker of the House
Minority Leader of the House
Majority Leader of the House
President of the Senate
President Pro Tem
Daniel K. Inouye
Majority Leader of the Senate
Minority Leader of the Senate