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the expressed powers of Congress that are itemized and numbered 1-18 in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution
Checks and Balances
The way the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branch make sure one branch isn't too powerful
Powers not specifically granted to Congress that are suggested to be necessary to carry out the powers delegated to Congress under the Constitution
Speaker of the House
the leader of the majority party who serves as the presiding officer of the House of Representatives; Nancy Pelosi
A political party leader in Congress who works for the passage of bills the party favors
Temporary committee made up of senators and representatives who try to reach a agreement on different versions of the same bill
A permanent committee established in a legislature, usually focusing on a policy area
A group within a standing committee that specializes in a subcategory of its standing committee's responsibility
Congressional committees appointed for a specific purpose, such as the Watergate investigation.
congressional committees on a few subject-matter areas with membership drawn form both houses
division of the state into congressional and state Senate and House districts of equal population for purposes of representation
Separation of Powers
the division of the national government into the legislative, executive and judicial branches
Clause in the Constitution that allows Congress to pass laws necessary to carry out its enumerated powers
Full faith and credit clause
the clause in Article IV of the U.S. Constitution that requires states to give full faith and credit to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of the other states
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