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  1. Restrictive rule
  2. Whip
  3. Concurrent resolution
  4. Double tracking
  5. Minority leader
  1. a an 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. b Setting aside a bill against which one or more senators are filibustering so that other legislation can be voted on.
  3. c the legislative leader elected by party members holding a minority of seats in the House of Representatives or the Senate.
  4. d an order from the House Rules Committee in the House of Representatives that sets a time limit on debate and forbids a particular bill from being amended on the legislative floor.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. permanently 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.
  2. the ability of members of Congress to mail letters to their constituents free of charge by substituting their facsimile signature (frank) for postage.
  3. there are two measures of such voting. By the stricter measure, a party vote occurs when 90 percent or more of the Democrats in either house of Congress vote against 90 percent or more of the Republicans. A looser measure counts as a party vote any case where at least 50 percent of the Democrats vote together against at least 50 percent of the Republicans.
  4. 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. the legislative leader elected by party members holding the majority of seats in the House of Representatives or the Senate (alternate name).

5 True/False Questions

  1. Bicameral legislatureAn 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.

          

  2. Caucus (congressional)an association of members of Congress created to advocate a political ideology or a regional, ethnic, or economic interest (type)

          

  3. Cloture resolutionA rule used by the Senate to end or limit debate. Designed to prevent "talking a bill to death" by filibuster. To pass in the Senate, three-fifths of the entire Senate membership (or sixty senators) must vote for it.

          

  4. Conference committeesSame as joint committees

          

  5. Joint resolutionAn 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.

          

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