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How Is Congress Organized
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Meetings of Congress
Meetings of party leaders to determine party policy or to choose the party's candidates for public office.
The political party that has more members in Congress or in a state legislature.
The political party that has fewer members in Congress or in a state legislature.
A political party leader in Congress who works for the passage of bills the party favors.
The assistant to the floor leader in each house of Congress who tries to persuade party members to vote for bills the party supports.
President Pro Tempore
The official who presides over the Senate in the vice president's absence.
Proposed laws being considered by a lawmaking body.
Small groups in Congress formed to consider bills.
Permanent House or Senate committees that considers bills in a certain area.
Divisions of standing congressional committees that deal with specific issues in the area handled by there primary committees.
Temporary House or Senate committees appointed to deal with issues not handled by standing committees.
Committees made up of members of both houses of Congress to deal with matters of mutual concern.
Temporary congressional committees made up of senators and representatives who try to reach an agreement on different versions of a bill.
The custom of giving leadership of committees to members of Congress with the most years of service.
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