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23 terms

Government Chap 7

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pork barrel
The type of politics in which congressmen "bring home the bacon"
435
The number of representatives in the house of reps
Committee
The places where most of the actual work is done in congress
Standing Committee
Another word for permanent committees
reapportion
The process by which the distribution of representatives changes after the census
gerrymandering
Drawing district lines to serve a political goal
bicameral
The word describing a two house legislature
rider
An item, attached to a bill, which is not relevant to the bill
impeachment, oversight
Two of the non-legislative powers of congress
Whip
A party leader who tries to get party members to vote together
filibuster
The word for killing a bill by talking it to death
transportation
The name of one committee in the Senate or the house
Shelia Jackson Lee or the others that were in class
SDA in congress
false
About 70% of bills that are introduced end up getting passed
false
Article 2 of the constitution deals primarily with the powers of congress
true
Representatives are elected to 2year terms while senators serve 6
true
Republicans have a majority of seats in the 112th congress
True
The appropriations process involves the "power of the purse"
True
Lawyers are overrepresented while farmers are underrepresented in Congress
True
The vice president of the united states is the president of the senate
True
Racial diversity has been increasing in recent years in congress
How a bill becomes a law
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packing and cracking
The two main methods of gerrymandering