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plan of action designed to achieve a certain goal


people a member of congress represents


proposed law

interest groups

groups of people who work together for similar interests or goals


people who represent interest groups


official count of the population

congressional district

area a house member represents


plan for raising and spending money

speaker of the house

presiding officer in the house of representatives

president pro tempore

presides over the senate when the vice president is absent

majority party

party with more members in congress

minority party

party with fewer members in congress

floor leaders

chief officers of each party in congress


assistant floor leaders

pocket veto

president keeps the bill for ten days during which time congress ends its session


use of long speeches to prevent a vote on a bill


agreement to end the debate on a bill

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