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Poli Sci


Near the beginning of its session, Congress sends to the president a rather significant piece of legislation that the president agrees with for the most part. However, the bill also contains a section that the president finds completely unacceptable. Under current law, what action can the president take to help ensure that the unfavored policy contained within the larger legislative bill does not become law?


A legislative assembly such as the Congress that's divided into two chambers (or houses) is best described as

majority leader

The individual with the most real power within the U.S. Senate is the

six years

The term of office for a U.S. Senator is


The practice by congressional representatives of including language providing special benefits for their constituents in otherwise unrelated bills is called the


A rule allowing a three-fifths majority of U.S. Senators to set a time limit on debate over a given bill is called


In the American political system, the power to ratify treaties is held by the


The minimum age required to serve as a member of the House of Representatives is


The highest military authority in the United States is the


According to the U.S. Constitution, the executive power is vested in the


In the House of Representatives, the elected individuals who are responsible for lining up party members on important votes and relaying voter information to the leaders are called

have broader, more varied constituencies.

Compared to Representatives in the House, Senators

preside over the Senate and cast the tie-breaking vote when necessary.

From a Constitutional standpoint, the vice president exists for two purposes: (1) to succeed the president in case of death, resignation, or incapacitation; and (2) to


Members of Congress owe their primary responsibility to their

two years

Voters elect members to the House of Representatives every


The minimum age required to serve as a U.S. Senator is

make treaties

The status of the president as head of state is exemplified by the power to

delegated powers

Powers given to the president by Congress are called


The redrawing of congressional districts in such a way as to give unfair advantage to the political party in power is called

Senior Executive Service

The means designed to recognize and foster public management as a profession and facilitate the movement of top, supergrade career officials across agencies and department was the

executive privilege

The claim that confidential communications between a president and close advisers should not be revealed without the consent of the president is called

George Washington

The president who first invoked the concept of executive privilege while in office did so by refusing a request from the House of Representatives to deliver documents concerning negotiations of an important treaty. That president was

an election by the members of the majority party.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, the Committee Chairs are now selected through


Members are in the U.S. House of Representatives


Representatives who believe that they have been elected in order to do the bidding of those that sent them to the legislature are considered to be serving as

serve full time for multiple terms

A professional legislature is one with members that


In the American system of government, the branch of government that has the power to declare war is


As evidenced by its placement as Article I of the Constitution, the framers considered the primary branch of American government to be the

the franking privilege

Members of Congress may send mail to their constituents free of charge to keep them informed of government business and public affairs under a law enacted by the first U.S. Congress in 1789, referred to as

two-thirds vote

No bill vetoed by the president can become law unless both the House and the Senate override the veto by a

reprieves, pardons, and amnesties

American presidents have the power of life and death through the power to grant


In the United States, the head of a cabinet-level department is usually called a

intense partisanship

Compared to the Senate, the House of Representatives has recently exhibited considerably more

a cabinet department

The Department of Agriculture is an example

executive agreements

In the face of potential Senate opposition to treaty negotiations, presidents frequently resort to


Holding a political office for which one is running is called

expressed powers

The powers specifically granted to the president in the text of the Constitution are called


Members are in the U.S. Senate

95 percent

In recent years, the rate of re-election for representatives seeking to return to service in the U.S. House of Representatives is about

Rules Committee

In the House of Representatives, the order in which bills come up for a vote is determined by the

efficiency and credibility

According to your text, bureaucracy makes government possible through two parts:

electoral college

The framers hoped to achieve a republican solution to presidential selection through an indirect election in which electors would be selected by state legislatures to participate in the

World War II

The last time that the United States officially declared war against another nation was at the beginning of

must see that all the laws are faithfully executed

The most important basis of the presidents power as chief executive is to be found in the section of the Constitution which stipulates that the president


The individual with the most real power within the U.S. House of Representatives is the


The capturing of federal projects and awarding of federal funds for a congressional representatives own district is legislation described as

constituency service (casework)

Well over a quarter of a congressional representatives time and nearly two-thirds of the time of their staff members is devoted to

. Nancy Pelosi

The first woman to lead a major party in Congress was


Representatives who believe that they have been selected by their fellow citizens in order to do what the legislator thinks is right act as

have the force of law

Once the rules for a federal public agency are approved, they

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