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constituent
a person whom a member of Congress has been elected to represent
incumbent
elected official that is already in office
censure
a vote of formal disapproval of a member's actions
bicameral legislature
A two-chamber legislature
quorum
The minimum number of members who must be present to permit a legislative body to take official action
bill
a proposed law
census
a population count
reapportionment
the process of reassigning representation based on population, after every census
whip
an assistant to the party floor leader in the legislature
redistrict
to set up new district lines after reapportionment is complete
majority leader
the Speaker's top assistant whose job is to help plan the majority party's legislative program and to steer important bills through the House
session
a period of time during which a legislature meets to conduct business
caucus
a private meeting of party leaders to choose candidates for office
calender
a schedule that lists the order in which bills will be considered in congress
gerrymander
To draw a district's boundaries to gain an advantage in elections
at-large
as a whole; for example, statewide