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Party leader who is the liaison between the leadership and the rank-and-file in the legislature.
A permanent committee established in a legislature, usually focusing on a policy area.
special spending projects that are set aside on behalf of individual members of Congress for their constituents.
a meeting of the members of a party in a legislative chamber to select party leaders and to develop party policy. Called a conference by republicans.
ongoing process of congressional monitoring of the executive branch to ensure that the latter complies with the law
The current holder of the elected office.
Activities of members of Congress that help constituents as individuals; cutting through bureaucratic red tape to get people what they think they have a right to get
a proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration
The legislative leader selected by the majority party who helps plan party strategy, confers with other party leaders, and tries to keep members of the party in line.
A procedural practice in the Senate whereby a senator refuses to relinquish the floor and thereby delays proceedings and prevents a vote on a controversial issue.
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