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American Gov. Test #2 12-23
Terms in this set (20)
What goals does the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker help members to achieve?
Reelection, political influence, policy enactment, election to higher office
What is the percentage of WOMEN in the nation?
What is the percentage of WOMEN in Congress?
What is the percentage of BLACKS in the nations?
What is the percentage of BLACKS in the congress?
What is the percentage of HISPANIC in the nation?
What is the percentage of HISPANIC in the congress?
What is the percentage of ASIAN in the nation?
What is the percentage of ASIAN in congress?
What is the percentage of AMERICAN INDIAN in the nation?
What is the percentage of AMERICAN INDIAN in the congress?
What is the percentage of OTHER in the nation?
What group in congress is still heavily over-represented?
How did members of congress get things done and advance their careers?
building relationships with colleagues, deferring to senior members,bargaining
many members of congress believe they have a duty to do what?
vote their district
what is constituency and what is it dependent on it?
reelection depends on it
what do the current members of congress use to establish themselves and promote their agendas?
What is membership turnover
person seeking reelection usually wins,retirement and election defeats ,senators are more likely for reelection, critics have called for term limits for decades
How are people biased during reelection?
they want their rep of their US district to be reelected
what is the overall problem with passing a bill?
they don't read them because there too long
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