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political party controlling state government draws district boundaries to gain an advantage
minimum number of members who must be present to permit a legislative body to take official action
keep talking until a majority of the Senate either abandons the bill or agrees to modify its most controversial provisions
made up of members from both the House and the Senate, may be permanent or temporary
temporary committee set up when the House and Senate have passed different versions of the same bill.
gave the member of the majority party with the longest uninterrupted service on a particular committee the leadership of that committee
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