Two year period limit of time during which congress meets.
Period of time during which, each year, congress assembles and conducts business.
Suspend, as in a session of congress.
Discontinue a session of (a legislative assembly) without dissolving it.
An extraordinary session of a legislative body, called to deal with an emergency.
Distribute, as in seats in a legislative body.
redistribute, as in seats in a legislative body.
Congressional election that occurs between presidential election years.
An electorial district for which voters elect one person for each office.
The drawing of electoral district lines to the advantage of a party or group.
Governing unit (ex. United States Senate) whose seats are never all up ofr election at the same time.
The people and interests that an elected official represents.
Lawmaker who votes based on his or her conscience and judgement, not the views of his or her constituents.
Lawmaker who owes his/her first allegiance to his/her political party and votes according to the party line.
Lawmaker who attempts to balance the basic elements of the trustee, delegate, partisan roles; see trustee, delegate, partisan.
Review by legislative committees of the policies and programs of the executive branch.
Benefit allowing members of congress to mail letters and other materials postage-free.
a type of election in which all the voters in the State, rather than only part of them, vote for the candidate.