US Gov't The Legislative Branch Review
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The House of Representatives
435 members; makes and passes federal laws. Number of members is proportional to the population of a state
100 members. Ratifications of treaties, the confirmation of government officials. Headed by VP
Congressional Req. For House
- 25 yrs old
- be citizen for 7 years
- inhabit the state they represent
Req. for Senate
- 30 yrs old
- Citizen for 9 yrs
- Inhabit the state they represent
Writ of Habeas Corpus
A court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they are holding the person
Decided by the house, ultimately. A misconduct trial of the president.
A bill is shelved so the Senate can get on with future business
The process of exchanging favors between politicians for support in proposed legislature
Manipulation of political boundaries to suit a particular party
Drawing boundaries for political districts; is usually done every 10 years
Redistribution of representatives in a legislative body
Prolonged speaking about whatever by a politician to keep a vote coming to the floor
The vote to stop a filibuster
A provision added to legislature to benefit the ear marker.
A representative of an area working for benefits for their respective area
A permanent committee that meets regularly.
A small legislative committee called together for a specific purpose
Ex: Presidential Campaign Activities
Made of both members of the House and of the Senate
Resolves disagreements on a bill.
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