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Chapter 12 Book questions
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Which of the following is a way in which the House and the Senate are different?
The House is more centralized and organized than the Senate.
What type of representation is described when constituents have the power to hire and fire their representatives?
Which of the following statements best describes the social composition of the U.S Congress?
The legal profession is the dominant career of most members of Congress prior to their election.
4. The Supreme Court has ruled that
Race cannot be the predominant factor in drawing congressional districts.
An "earmark" is
Language inserted into a bill by a member of Congress that provides special benefits for the member of Congress's constituents
Which of the following types of committees include members of both the House and the Senate?
A series of reforms instituted by Congress in the 1970s, including an increase in the number of subcommittees and greater autonomy for subcommittees chairs, had the effect of
Reducing the power of committee chairs
The difference between a closed rule and an open rule in the House is
A closed rule puts severe limits on floor debate and amendments, whereas an open rule permits floor debate and makes amendments easier.
Which of the following is not a technique that can be used to block debate about or action on a bill in the Senate?
Members of congress take their constituents' views into account because
They worry that their voting record will be scrutinized at election time
Which of the follow is not a resources that party leaders in Congress use to create party discipline?
An agreement between members of Congress to trade support for each other's bills is known as
When Congress conducts an investigation to explore the relationship between what a law intended and what an executive agency has done, it is engaged in
Which of the following statements about impeachment is not true?
The president is the only official who can be impeached by Congress
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