Upgrade to remove ads
AP Government and Politics ch. 12 vocab
Terms in this set (31)
the passage of a spending bill specifying the amount of authorized funds that actually will be allocated for an agency's use
A formal declaration by a legislative committee that a certain amount of funding may be available to an agency. Some authorizations terminate in a year; others are renewable automatically without further congressional action.
Blue Dog Democrats
Members of Congress from more moderate states or districts who sometimes "cross over" to vote with Republicans on legislation
Personal work for constituents by members of Congress.
A special joint committee appointed to reconcile differences when bills pass the two chambers of Congress in different forms.
An alliance of Republicans and southern Democrats that can form in the House or the Senate to oppose liberal legislation and support conservative legislation.
One of the persons represented by a legislator or other elected or appointed official.
Funding appropriations that are specifically designated for a named project in a member's state or district
Powers of the federal government that are specifically addressed in the Constitution; for Congress, these powers are listed in Article I, Section 8, and include the power to coin money, regulate its value, and impose taxes.
The budget prepared and submitted by the president to Congress
the use of senate's tradition of unlimited debate as a delaying tactic to block a bill
first budget resolution
A resolution passed by Congress in May that sets overall revenue and spending goals for the following fiscal year
A 12 month period that is used for bookkeeping, or accounting purpose
a policy that enables members of congress to send material through the mail by substituting their facsimile signature for postage
Drawing election district boundaries to give an advantage to a party, candidate, or racial or ethnic group.
A legislator who is an agent of the voters who elected him or her and who votes according to the views of constituents regardless of personal beliefs
A legislative committee composed of members from both chambers of Congress
An arrangement in which two or more members of Congress agree in advance to support each other's bills
A person who hears and investigates complaints by private individuals against public officials or agencies
Process by which Congress follows up on laws it has enacted to ensure that they are being enforced and administered in the way Congress intended
Special projects or appropriations that are intended to benefit a member's district or state; slang term for earmarks
The allocation of seats in the House of Representatives to each state after each census.
the redrawing of the boundaries of the congressional districts within each state.
A standing committee of the House of Representatives that provides special rules under which specific bills can be debated, amended, and considered by the house.
A district that returns a legislator with 55 percent of the vote or more
A temporary legislative committee established for a limited time period and for a special purpose.
A permanent committee in the House or Senate that considers bills within a certain subject area.
A legislator who acts according to her or his conscience and the broad interests of the entire society.
Unanimous Consent agreement
an agreement on the rules of debate for proposed legislation in the Senate that is approved by all the members
A member of Congress who aids the majority or minority leader of the House or the Senate.
a custom followed in both chambers of congress specifying that the member of the majority party with the longest term of continuous service will be given preference when a committee chairperson is selected
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
Chapter 11 Vocab. - Caleb Campbell
AP Gov chapter 11 vocabulary
AP GOV Chapter 12 Vocab
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
Landmark Supreme Court Cases-Phrases
AP Government Ch.15
AP Govenment Chapter 14 Vocab