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A session at which a committee listens to testimony from people interested in the bill


Rejection of a bill

Pocket veto

When a president kills a bill passed during the last ten days Congress is in session simply by refusing to act on it


A proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration


minimum number of members who must be present at a meeting to take official action


the use of long speeches to prevent the vote on a bill


A procedure for terminating debate, especially filibusters, in the Senate. It allows each senator to speak for only one hour on a bill under debate.


people a member of Congress represents


schedules that list the order in which bills will be considered on the floor of the House or the Senate


a closed meeting

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