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Politics of the United States
legislative branch part 1
Terms in this set (12)
length of time between elections in congress (2 years)
period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles and conducts business
The process of reallocating seats in the House of Representatives every 10 years on the basis of the results of the census.
The redrawing of congressional and other legislative district lines following the census, to accommodate population shifts and keep districts as equal as possible in population.
the official count of a population
the drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a party, group, or incumbent
governing unit (e.g. the United States Senate) whose seats are never all up for election at the same time
an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.
a private meeting of party leaders to choose candidates for office
Least number of members who must be present for a legislative body to conduct business; majority
a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
a procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote
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