American Government Lesson 5
Terms in this set (10)
All of the Above
Back in their districts, Congress people engage in
1) pork barreling
3) image building
The term ______________ refers to activities that members of congress engage in to communicate with constituents and address problems and interests back in their home districts.
In congress, __________ are elected from both parties to unite members and build consensus around important issues.
__________ committees in Congress are permanent bodies that focus upon specific areas of legislation.
All of the above
Congress plays an important part in government, including the function of:
3) legislative oversight
The _________ process occurs every ten years after the census, when seats in the House of Representatives are adjusted to reflect population changes in the states.
The __________ theory of representation views members of congress as rational actors who will either act as a delegate or trustee based upon what the situation warrants.
The House of Representatives has the power of _____, or formal charging of government official with treason, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.
___________ are those that are not specifically mentioned in the U.s. constitution, but flow from those powers that are specifically mentioned.
First/ primary branch
The founding fathers intended congress to be the ______ of government.