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19 terms

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census
official poll taken of the population
reapportionment
redistibutation of representatives
redistricting
set new districts
gerrymander
dividing states/counties/countries into election districts
congressional district
number of districts in a state for voting purposes
legislative oversight
review executive branch activites
house rules committee
determines the importance of bills and scheduals them.
filibuster
way to defeat a bill by stalling
cloture
each senator only gets 1 hour to debate about a bill
pork barrek
laws that appropriate money for federal projects
conference committee
joint committee when the house and senate pass different versions of the same bill
standing committee
committee that deals with bills about certain issues
joint committee
study group for the house and senate
select committee
temp. committee that looks at one specific issue
pocket veto
the pres. kills a bill in the last 10 days on congres by not acting on it
speaker of the house (duties)
decides which members to recognize first, appoints committee members, scheduels bills, refers bills, is next in line after v.p.
president pro tempore
second-highest-ranking official of the United States Senate
majority leader
plan legislative program, steer important bills through the house
minority leader
same responsibilities as the majority, no scheduling