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UNIT 5 EXAM (Ch 9 & 10)
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Congress is a ______ legislature with ______ members.
The Senate and House Appropriations Committees are important because
they decide how much funding various programs will receive and how the money will be spent.
A bill proposed in Congress that grants citizenship to a specifically named individual from a foreign country would be an example of a
A senator or representative running for reelection is called the
The Senate's constitutional power of advice and consent extends to the president's power to make treaties with foreign nations
Conference committees are
temporary, involve members from both houses of Congress, and are charged with reaching a compromise on legislation once it has been passed by both the House and the Senate.
What is the MOST common occupation among members of Congress before coming to Congress?
How can Congress override a president's veto?
a two-thirds vote in both chambers
Who were the only three presidents to be impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives?
Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump
Oversight can best be described as the efforts of Congress to supervise the manner in which its laws are implemented by the executive branch.
A senator who agrees to vote for a tax cut bill that he or she disagrees with in order to receive another senator's vote on a climate change bill that he or she has proposed is engaged in
In discussions of Congress, the term "whip" refers to
a party member in the House or Senate responsible for coordinating the party's legislative strategy, building support for key issues, and counting votes.
Who is responsible for communicating the leader's wishes to members in Congress?
the party whips
The main political value of the vice president is to
bring the president votes in the election from a group or region that would not otherwise be a likely source of support.
The goal of the War Powers Resolution was to
limit the power of the president to commit American troops to military action without authorization from Congress.
The State of the Union address is required by a law passed by Congress in 1803 and renewed ever since.
The last time Congress exercised its constitutional power to declare war was during
World War II.
The office of the presidency was established by Article _________ of the Constitution.
_______________ occurs when the president directs administrative agencies to promulgate specific rules and regulations.
What is required for Congress to override a presidential veto?
two-thirds of both houses of Congress
The Office of Management and Budget is important because
its personnel are an integral part of virtually every conceivable presidential responsibility, such as overseeing regulatory proposals, reporting on agency activities, and preparing the national budget.
In general, presidents
must state the constitutional or statutory basis for their use of executive orders.
The _________________ is the name given to the group of designated cabinet officials and other military, diplomatic, and intelligence officials who meet regularly with the president to give advice on national security matters.
National Security Council
The Council of Economic Advisers analyzes the economy and economic trends in order to help the president anticipate economic events.
What is the primary constitutional task of the vice president, besides succeeding the president in case of death, resignation, or incapacitation?
to cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate
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