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Government Chap 7
The type of politics in which congressmen "bring home the bacon"
The number of representatives in the house of reps
The places where most of the actual work is done in congress
Another word for permanent committees
The process by which the distribution of representatives changes after the census
Drawing district lines to serve a political goal
The word describing a two house legislature
An item, attached to a bill, which is not relevant to the bill
Two of the non-legislative powers of congress
A party leader who tries to get party members to vote together
The word for killing a bill by talking it to death
The name of one committee in the Senate or the house
Shelia Jackson Lee or the others that were in class
SDA in congress
About 70% of bills that are introduced end up getting passed
Article 2 of the constitution deals primarily with the powers of congress
Representatives are elected to 2year terms while senators serve 6
Republicans have a majority of seats in the 112th congress
The appropriations process involves the "power of the purse"
Lawyers are overrepresented while farmers are underrepresented in Congress
The vice president of the united states is the president of the senate
Racial diversity has been increasing in recent years in congress
How a bill becomes a law
packing and cracking
The two main methods of gerrymandering