5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- pork barrel project
- incumbency advantage
- Congressional Reelection Committee
- majority minority district
- joint committees
- a government project grant that primarily benefits the home district or state
- b The electoral advantage a candidate enjoys by virtue of being an incumbent, over and above his or her other personal and political characteristics
- c 1
- d A congressional district created to include a majority of minority voters; ruled constitutional so long as race is not the main factor in redistricting.
- e committees on which both senators and representatives serve
5 Multiple choice questions
- Responsible for assigning bills to committee in the Senate.
- Officer of the Senate selected by the majority party to act as chair in the absence of the vice president
- Direct election of senators
- 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
- the drawing of electoral district lines to the advantage of a party or group
5 True/False questions
franking privileged → It is used by members to get signatures for postage by sending mail to their constituents to keep them informed and to get info on campaigning.
Voting Rights Acts 1965 → 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.
Congressional Budget Office → staff agency that advises Congress on the likely economic effects of different spending programs and provides information on the costs of the proposed policies.
Congressional Research Staff → offers Congress research and analysis on all current and emerging issues of national policy
Speaker of the House → a meeting of the members of a party in a legislative chamber to select party leaders and to develop party policy. Called a conference by the republicans