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Legislation

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Quorum
The minimum number of members who must be present to permit a legislative body to take official action
Incumbent
the official who holds an office
Term of Congress
2 years
Session of Congress
a period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles and conducts business
Majority Party
the party that holds the majority of legislative seats in either the House or the Senate
Minority Party
in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the political party to which fewer than half the members belong
Majority Leader
leader of the majority party in a legislature
Minority Leader
leader of the minority party in a legislature
Speaker of the House
the leader of the majority party who serves as the presiding officer of the House of Representatives
Whip
a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
President pro-tempore of the Senate
During the Vice President's absence, the President pro tempore is the highest-ranking official in the Senate and may preside over its sessions.
Censure
harsh criticism or disapproval
Expulsion
the act of forcing out someone or something
Trustee
An official who is expected to vote independently based on his or her judgment of the circumstances; one interpretation of the role of the legislator.
Delegate
a person appointed or elected to represent others. Votes based on the majority of their district.
Partisans
A strong supporter of a party, cause or a person. Has high loyalty to their party.
Politicos
Attempt to combine the basic elements of the trustee, delegate, and partisan roles
435
The # of representatives in the US senate
100
How many senators are there?
134
the # of representatives in the Minnesota House
67
the # of senators in the Minnesota Senate
2 years
length of both Minnesota and US House terms
4 years
length of the Minnesota Senate term
6 years
length of the US Senate term