a person whom a member of Congress has been elected to represent
elected official that is already in office
a vote of formal disapproval of a member's actions
A two-chamber legislature
The minimum number of members who must be present to permit a legislative body to take official action
a population count
the process of reassigning representation based on population, after every census
an assistant to the party floor leader in the legislature
to set up new district lines after reapportionment is complete
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
a period of time during which a legislature meets to conduct business
a private meeting of party leaders to choose candidates for office
a schedule that lists the order in which bills will be considered in congress
To draw a district's boundaries to gain an advantage in elections
as a whole; for example, statewide
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