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way to end a filibuster, need 16 Senators to sign petition to bring it to a vote, 60 Senators required for vote win, if happens, each Senator can talk for one hour each
someone who works for a special interest group to convince/encourage Congressmen to do things in best interest of group hired by, most effective technique is personal contact
Pres does nothing with the bill when sent to him, the Houses don't stay in session, killing the bill
bill has to be in House Proper Committee for 30 days, and get a majority of 218 signatures in order for it to pass through
committee has closed door meetings to finalize the version of the bill, during Committee Hearing
only in Senate, amendment added to a bill that has nothing to do with the bill (introduce one after the next), delay tactic
in House, acts as a traffic cop, decides when the bill gets passed/pigeon holed and under what conditions
condition decided by Rules Committee, severely restrict or cut off debate or amendments
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