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redistribution of representatives among the states, based on population change; the house is reapportioned after each census
the formal charging of a government official with "treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors"
a belief that constituents are most effectively represented by legislators who are similar to them in such key demographic characteristics as race, ethnicity, religion, or gender
the drawing of a legislative district to maximize the chance that a minority candidate will win an election
the president's disapproval of a bill that has been passed by both houses of Congress; Congress can override a veto with a two-thirds vote in each house
a temporary congressional committee created for a specific purpose and disbanded after that purpose is fulfilled
a temporary committee created to work out differences between the House and Senate versions of a specific piece of legislation
the process of reviewing the operations of an agency to determine whether it is carrying out policies as Congress intended
the head of the majority party in the Senate; the second-highest-ranking member of the majority party in the House
a delaying tactic, used in the Senate, that involves speech-making to prevent action on a piece of legislation
a representative who is obligated to consider the views of constituents but is not obligated to vote according to those views if he or she believes they are misguided
a legislator whose primary responsibility is to represent the majority view of his or her constituents, regardless of his or her own view
a system of government in which the chief executive is the leader whose party holds the most seats in the legislature after an election or whose party forms a major part of the ruling coalition
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