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5 Matching questions

  1. Simple resolution
  2. Discharge petition
  3. Conference committees
  4. Speaker
  5. Minority leader
  1. a Same as joint committees
  2. b A device by which any member of the House, after a committee has had a bill for thirty days, may petition to have it brought to the floor. If a majority of the members agree, the bill is discharged from the committee. The discharge petition was designed to prevent a committee from killing a bill by holding it for too long.
  3. c the presiding officer of the House of Representatives and the leader of his party in the House.
  4. d the legislative leader elected by party members holding a minority of seats in the House of Representatives or the Senate.
  5. e An expression of opinion either in the House of Representatives or the Senate to settle housekeeping or procedural matters in either body. Such expressions are not signed by the president and do not have the force of law.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an association of members of Congress created to advocate a political ideology or a regional, ethnic, or economic interest (type)
  2. a senator or representative who helps the party leader stay informed about what party members are thinking, rounds up members when important votes are to be taken, and attempts to keep a nose count on how the voting on controversial issues is likely to go.
  3. An attempt to defeat a bill in the Senate by talking indefinitely, thus preventing the Senate from taking action on it. From the Spanish filibustero, which means a "Freebooter," a military adventurer.
  4. a second primary election held in some states when no candidate receives a majority of the votes in the first primary; the runoff is between the two candidates with the most votes. Runoff primaries are common in the South.
  5. A congressional voting procedure in which members shout "aye" in approval or "no" in disapproval; allows members to vote quickly or anonymously on bills

5 True/False questions

  1. Cloture resolutionan expression of congressional opinion without the force of law that requires the approval of both the House and the Senate but not of the president. Used to settle housekeeping and procedural matters that affect both houses.


  2. Roll-calla national legislature composed of elected representatives who do not choose the chief executive (typically, a president),


  3. Select committeesCongressional committees appointed for a limited time and purpose


  4. Standing committeespermanently established legislative committees that consider and are responsible for legislation within certain subject areas. Examples are the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee.


  5. Division voteA congressional voting procedure in which members stand and are counted.


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