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17 terms

Justice in America Cp. 8 Vocab

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policy
plan of action designed to achieve a certain goal
constituents
people a member of congress represents
bill
proposed law
interest groups
groups of people who work together for similar interests or goals
lobbyists
people who represent interest groups
census
official count of the population
congressional district
area a house member represents
budget
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
whips
assistant floor leaders
pocket veto
president keeps the bill for ten days during which time congress ends its session
filibuster
use of long speeches to prevent a vote on a bill
cloture
agreement to end the debate on a bill