Gov IDs - U3 - Legislative Branch
Terms in this set (18)
A survey taken every ten years of the entire population
a proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration
Congressional review of the activities of an executive agency, department, or office.
a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
a procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote
Funding appropriations that are specifically designated for a named project in a member's state or district.
a small region that elects and is represented by a House member
Bills of Attainder
laws that punish a person without a jury trial
Presidential power to strike, or remove, specific items from a spending bill without vetoing the entire package
the legislative leader elected by party members holding the majority of seats in the House or Senate
the legislative leader elected by party members holding a minority of seats in the House or the Senate
Essentially procrastinating long enough on a bill that by the time the president "gets around to it" it is too late
the process of reassigning representation based on population, after every census
to divide an area into voting districts in a way that favors a political party
Speaker of the House
the leader of the majority party who serves as the presiding officer of the House of Representatives
A high ranking majority senate member that resides over the senate if the vice president is unable
a permanent committee that meets regularly.
A special joint committee appointed to reconcile differences when bills pass the two chambers of Congress in different forms.
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