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Government - Chapter 5 - The Organization of Congress
made of up 2 houses
meetings of Congress
determining the new number of representatives to which each state is entitled
setting up new district lines after reapportionment is complete
political party controlling state government draws district boundaries to gain an advantage
vote of formal disapproval of a member's actions
members already in office
the people in the districts represented by a Congress member.
Speaker of the House's top assistant
assistant floor leaders in the House
list bills that are up for consideration
minimum number of members who must be present to permit a legislative body to take official action
president pro tempore
for the time being, president in the absence of the vice president
keep talking until a majority of the Senate either abandons the bill or agrees to modify its most controversial provisions
continue from one Congress to the next
specializes in a subcategory of its standing committee's responsibility
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
study one specific issue and report their findings to the Senate or the House
a procedure that allows each senator to speak only 1 hour on a bill under debate