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  1. Speaker of the House
  2. President Pro-Tempore
  3. committee jurisdiction
  4. malapportionment
  5. bill of attainder
  1. a the policy area and bills that a legislative committee has the responsibility to consider in its deliberations
  2. b a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial
  3. c drawing the boundaries of legislative districts so that they are unequal in population
  4. d Officer of the Senate selected by the majority party to act as chair in the absence of the vice president
  5. e the leader of the majority party who serves as the presiding officer of the House of Representatives

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. committees on which both senators and representatives serve
  2. Responsible for assigning bills to committee in the Senate.
  3. a device by which any member of the House, after a committee has had the bill for thirty days, may petition to have it brought to the floor
  4. see how people plan to vote, convince members to vote with the party, makes sure voters are present when its time to vote
  5. offers Congress research and analysis on all current and emerging issues of national policy

5 True/False questions

  1. incumbency advantageThe electoral advantage a candidate enjoys by virtue of being an incumbent, over and above his or her other personal and political characteristics


  2. seniority principleThe redrawing of congressional and other legislative district lines following the census, to accommodate population shifts and keep districts as equal as possible in population


  3. redistrictingact of exchanging favors for mutual gain


  4. ex post factoaffecting things past


  5. Wesberry v. Saunderscase that est. one man one vote. this decision created guidelines for drawing up congresional districts and guaranteed a more equitable system of representation to the citizens of each state