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Government by proxy
Washington pays state and local governments and private groups to staff and administer federal programs
The extent to which appointed bureaucrats can choose courses of action and make policies that are not spelled out in advance by laws
The government offices to which people are appointed on the basis of merit, as ascertained by a written exam or by applying certain selection criteria
A close relationship between an agency, a congressional committee, and an interest group
A network of people in Washington D.C- baded interest groups, on congressional staffs, in universities and think tanks, and in the mass media, who regularly discuss and advocate public policies
Legislative permission to begin or continue a government program or agency
Funds for government programs that are collected and spent outside the regular government budget
The ability of a congressional committee to review and approve certain agency decisions in advance and without passing a law
The authority of Congress to block a presidential action after it has taken place. The Supreme Court has held that Congress does not have this power
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