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the redrawing of congressional districts following the census, to accommodate population shifts and keep districts equal
an elected office that predictably won by a specific party, so success of candidate is taken for granted
a meeting of the members of a party in a chamber to select party leaders and develop party policies
rule in house that prohibits any amendments to bills unless done by committee reporting on the bill
rule in house that permits floor amendments so long as it remains withing the allocated time for the bill
rule 22 when 16 member petition to move for cloture is passed the matter under debate is rejected
Presidential custom of submitting the names of perspective appointees for approval to senators from the appointees state
practice that assigns the chair of a committee or subcommittee to the member of the majority party with longest service
committee appointed by the presiding officers of each chamber to adjust differences on a particular bill
petition that if signed by majority of house members will pry a bill from committee and bring it to floor
veto exercised by the president after Congress has adjourned. if no action is taken for ten days then bill does not become law and returns to Congress
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