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5 Matching questions

  1. c-span
  2. filibuster
  3. Wesberry v. Saunders
  4. Voting Rights Acts 1965
  5. committee jurisdiction
  1. a Georgia law had a district that was grossly oversized, this diluted a mans vote there and it violated the 14 amendment because it took away the persons vote. It was seen as unconstitutional
  2. b Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network
  3. c the policy area and bills that a legislative committee has the responsibility to consider in its deliberations
  4. d a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
  5. e Federal law that increased government supervision of local election practices, suspended the use of literacy tests to prevent people (usually African Americans) from voting, and expanded government efforts to register voters. The Voting Rights Act of 1970 permanently banned literacy tests.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. affecting things past
  2. the power of Congress to oversee how laws are carried out
  3. the leader of the majority party who serves as the presiding officer of the House of Representatives
  4. NO racial gerrymandering; race cannot be the sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative boundaries; majority-minority districts.
  5. see how people plan to vote, convince members to vote with the party, makes sure voters are present when its time to vote

5 True/False questions

  1. House/Senate Budget CommitteeAn institution unique to the House of Representatives that reviews all bills (except revenue, budget, and appropriations bills) coming from a House committee before they go to the full House.


  2. Congressional Budget Officestaff agency that advises Congress on the likely economic effects of different spending programs and provides information on the costs of the proposed policies.


  3. constituencyThe inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.


  4. Senate JudiciaryThe inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.


  5. closed/open rulea rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body