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5 Matching questions

  1. Conference committees
  2. Select committees
  3. Joint resolution
  4. Simple resolution
  5. Filibuster
  1. a Congressional committees appointed for a limited time and purpose
  2. b a formal expression of congressional opinion that must be approved by both houses of Congress and by the president. Joint resolutions proposing a constitutional amendment need not be signed by the president.
  3. c Same as joint committees
  4. d An expression of opinion either in the House of Representatives or the Senate to settle housekeeping or procedural matters in either body. Such expressions are not signed by the president and do not have the force of law.
  5. e An attempt to defeat a bill in the Senate by talking indefinitely, thus preventing the Senate from taking action on it. From the Spanish filibustero, which means a "Freebooter," a military adventurer.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an association of members of Congress created to advocate a political ideology or a regional, ethnic, or economic interest (type)
  2. a lawmaking body made up of two chambers or parts. The U.S. Congress is a bicameral legislature composed of a Senate and a House of Representatives.
  3. the legislative leader elected by party members holding the majority of seats in the House of Representatives or the Senate (alternate name).
  4. the ability of members of Congress to mail letters to their constituents free of charge by substituting their facsimile signature (frank) for postage.
  5. A rule used by the Senate to end or limit debate. Designed to prevent "talking a bill to death" by filibuster. To pass in the Senate, three-fifths of the entire Senate membership (or sixty senators) must vote for it.

5 True/False questions

  1. Concurrent resolutionA rule used by the Senate to end or limit debate. Designed to prevent "talking a bill to death" by filibuster. To pass in the Senate, three-fifths of the entire Senate membership (or sixty senators) must vote for it.

          

  2. SpeakerLiterally, "I forbid." It refers to the power of a president to disapprove a bill; it may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of each house of Congress.

          

  3. Minority leaderthere are two measures of such voting. By the stricter measure, a party vote occurs when 90 percent or more of the Democrats in either house of Congress vote against 90 percent or more of the Republicans. A looser measure counts as a party vote any case where at least 50 percent of the Democrats vote together against at least 50 percent of the Republicans.

          

  4. Division voteA congressional voting procedure in which members shout "aye" in approval or "no" in disapproval; allows members to vote quickly or anonymously on bills

          

  5. Runoff primarya second primary election held in some states when no candidate receives a majority of the votes in the first primary; the runoff is between the two candidates with the most votes. Runoff primaries are common in the South.