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  1. Simple resolution
  2. Restrictive rule
  3. Whip
  4. Caucus (congressional)
  5. Party vote
  1. a there 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.
  2. b a senator or representative who helps the party leader stay informed about what party members are thinking, rounds up members when important votes are to be taken, and attempts to keep a nose count on how the voting on controversial issues is likely to go.
  3. c 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.
  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 association of members of Congress created to advocate a political ideology or a regional, ethnic, or economic interest (type)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. the legislative leader elected by party members holding the majority of seats in the House of Representatives or the Senate (alternate name).
  4. 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. a 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. Voice votethere 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.

          

  2. Double trackingSetting aside a bill against which one or more senators are filibustering so that other legislation can be voted on.

          

  3. VetoLiterally, "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.

          

  4. Congressa national legislature composed of elected representatives who do not choose the chief executive (typically, a president),

          

  5. Franking privilegepermanently 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.