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  1. Double tracking
  2. Minority leader
  3. Parliament
  4. Cloture resolution
  5. Simple resolution
  1. a a national legislature composed of elected representatives who choose the chief executive (typically, the prime minister).
  2. b A 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.
  3. c Setting aside a bill against which one or more senators are filibustering so that other legislation can be voted on.
  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. 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.
  2. the presiding officer of the House of Representatives and the leader of his party in the House.
  3. 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.
  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. Literally, "I forbid." It refers to the power of a president to disapprove a bill; it may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of each house of Congress.

5 True/False questions

  1. Open rulean order from the House Rules Committee in the house of Representatives that permits a bill to be amended on the legislative floor.

          

  2. 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.

          

  3. RidersLiterally, "I forbid." It refers to the power of a president to disapprove a bill; it may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of each house of Congress.

          

  4. Franking privilegethe ability of members of Congress to mail letters to their constituents free of charge by substituting their facsimile signature (frank) for postage.

          

  5. Discharge petitionA 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.

          

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