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every 10 years, the Bureau of Census sends document of reapportionment to Congress, who tells the states the number of seats they have in the House
Ear Marks/"Pork" Barrel
things that get added to a bill that have nothing to do with the bill; politics aimed at securing advantages for purely local and questionable purposes
redrawing of boundary lines of election districts so that legislative representation is redistributed
however long a person has served in either the House or Senate; can help with Memberships
if two different bills are sent to the Pres from the House ans Senate, conference com. created to discuss and create one version
temporary committees to deal with specific issues not covered by other committees
called when thought there is not enough people on the floor, request of attendance to be taken
word for word record of everything said on floor of House and Senate; things can be added in afterward, marked by a "."
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