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5 Matching questions

  1. Division vote
  2. Majority leader (floor leader)
  3. Bicameral legislature
  4. Riders
  5. Restrictive rule
  1. a A congressional voting procedure in which members stand and are counted.
  2. b an order from the House Rules Committee in the House of Representatives that sets a time limit on debate and forbids a particular bill from being amended on the legislative floor.
  3. c Amendments on matters unrelated to a bill that are added to an important bill so that they will "ride" to passage through Congress. When a bill has lots of riders, it is called a Christmas-tree bill
  4. d 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.
  5. e the legislative leader elected by party members holding the majority of seats in the House of Representatives or the Senate (alternate name).

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. Setting aside a bill against which one or more senators are filibustering so that other legislation can be voted on.
  3. 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.
  4. the presiding officer of the House of Representatives and the leader of his party in the House.
  5. an expression of congressional opinion without the force of law that requires the approval of both the House and the Senate but not of the president. Used to settle housekeeping and procedural matters that affect both houses.

5 True/False questions

  1. Select committeescommittees on which both representatives and senators serve. An especially important kind of joint committee is the conference committee made up of representatives and senators appointed to resolve differences in the Senate and House versions of the same piece of legislation before final passage.

          

  2. 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.

          

  3. CongressAmendments on matters unrelated to a bill that are added to an important bill so that they will "ride" to passage through Congress. When a bill has lots of riders, it is called a Christmas-tree bill

          

  4. Standing committeespermanently established legislative committees that consider and are responsible for legislation within certain subject areas. Examples are the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee.

          

  5. Filibusterthe presiding officer of the House of Representatives and the leader of his party in the House.