The franking privilege is a well known benefit that aloows them to mail letters and other materials postage free by substituting their facsimile signature for the postage
the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
Government by a group of people who are different, politically or racially from the majority of the population
honorary position in the senate to senior member of the majority party when vp is gone
A temporary legislative committee established for a limited time period and for a special purpose.
committee appointed by the presiding officers of each chamber to adjust differences on a particular bill passed by each in different form.
the accumulation of power and authority in conjunction with the length of time spent in office
what are the qualifications and terms of office for the members of the u.s. house of rep?
Be 25 years old, have been a citizen for 7 years, be a legal resident of the state you are representing
what are the qualifications and terms of office for members of the u.s. senate?
30 years old, been a citizen for 9 years, a legal resident of the states you are representing.
list five benefits and privileges that members of congress receive
yearly salary, receive free trips back and from their home state,the righ to mail official letters, and immunity
list and describe 3 types of congressional sessions
regular- house and senate are in normal operation, closed only legislatures discuss more operation joint-both houses are present.
list examples of both expressed and implied powers of congress
Implied powers of congress are the powers that the legislative branch has that are not specifically listed in the Constitution. Implied powers come from and depend upon the expressed powers of the government. For example, the power to draft people into the military is implied by the power of congress to raise an army and navy. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States
list the 3 basic limits to the powers of congress
taxing exports, favoring trade of state, granting title os nobility