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AP US Gov. The Legislative Branch
Terms in this set (68)
Establishes the election of US Senators by popular election, instead of by state legislatures (previous)
Baker v. Carr
Established the rights of federal courts to review redistricting issues and examine their justiciability
meaning "two houses"
Only formal procedure provided by the Senate for ending a filibuster. Allows the Senate to limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 hours, but only by a 3/5 vote.
Resolution adopted by both houses of the legislature that does not require the executive signing off.
Committee set up to resolve disagreements on a particular bill between the House and the Senate.
A way to bring a bill out of committee and onto the floor for debate
Prolonged speech that is meant to delay voting on a bill or issue. Only applies in the Senate
Legislative privilege/incumbent advantage of receiving free mail
Manipulate the boundaries of a constituency to benefit one or another political party
A committee made up of members on both sides of a bicameral legislature
Legislative measure that requires approval by the House and the Senate and is presented to the president for his approval or disapproval
Veto exercised by nullifying or reversing a decision of the executive branch (declared unconstitutional)
Exchanging favors for votes
majority and minority leaders
Drawing the boundaries of legislative districts so they are
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