the use of government funds for projects designed to please voters or legislators and win votes
a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion
an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures
a small legislative committee appointed for a special purpose
response or services that Members of Congress provide to constituents who request assistance
senator or representative who helps the party leader stay informed about what party members are thinking
committee of the United States Congress appointed by the House of Representatives and Senate to resolve disagreements on a particular bill
a meeting of the members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party, to select candidates or decide policy
the head of the majority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives
the head of the minority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives
Those already holding office
Powers of the government described in the constitution
Powers not specifically stated in the constitution
Removal of federal officers
Review, monitoring, and supervision over federal programs
2 house congress
Number of members each state sends to the house of reps based on population
Divide into new political districts
population count every 10 years
Group of people elected to serve or act upon a particular matter
Meeting of members of a legislative body that belong to a political party
Legislative leader elected by the party members holding the majority of seats in the House of Reps
Party leader elected by the minority party in the house
Leader of a party in a legislative assembly
Member of congress who aids minority/majority leaders of congress
Manipulate the boundaries to favor one party
permanent committee that oversees bils that deal with specifc issues
Temporary committee established for a limited time and for a special purpose
Meeting of committees to settles arguments between two branches
Powers not directly elated to the making of new laws
a draft of a proposed law
Term for the President as commander of the nation's armed forces
Term for the President as head of the administration of the Federal Government
Term for the President as the representative of the people, working for the public interest
Term of the President as the main architect of foreign policy and spokesperson to other countries
Term of the President as monitor of the nation's economic condition
Term for the President as vested with the executive power of the United States
Term for the President as architect of Public policy and the one who sets the agenda for Congress
Term for the President as the leader of his or her political party
Term of the President as the ceremonial head of the United States, the symbol of all the people of the nation
A closed meeting of a party's house or senate members;also called a party conference
The floor leader of the party that holds the minority of seats in each House of Congress
Assistants to the floor leaders in the House and Senate,responsible for monitering and marshaling votes
Members who heads a standing committee in a legislative body
Permanent committee in a legislative body to which bills in a specified subject area are referred;see select committee
Division of existing committee that is formed to address specific issues
Legislative committee created for a limited time and for some specific purpose;also known as a special committee
Legislative committee composed of members of both houses
Temporary joint committee created to reconcile any differences between the two houses version of a bill
The presiding officer of the House of Representatives,chosen by and from the majority party in the House
Members of the House and Senate picked by their parties to carry out party decisions and steer legislative action
A section of the United States Constitution that enables Congress to make the laws required for the exercise of its other powers established by Constitution.
presidential appointments Expressed and implied powers.
The lower chamber of the United States Congress.
Called into question the integrity or validity.
The die for stamping metal was wedge-shaped.
A group of people appointed for a specific function, typically consisting of members of a larger group.
Deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city.
The upper chamber of the United States Congress.
Clause that allows congress to extend its delegated powers.
A legal process by which aliens become citizens.
A field of law, often bracketed with antitrust including government regulation of unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive business acts or practices.
The bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers.
A meeting at which local members of a political party register their preference among candidates running for office or select delegates to attend a convention.
A formal act by which one state goes to war against another.
A body of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government.
The presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.
The head of the minority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives.
Determines whether a person is an alien, and associated legal rights, duties, and obligations of aliens in the United states.
Is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
The head of the majority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives.
Is more than half of the votes cast.
A branch that makes laws
Legislature of U.S state
Has 180 members
Has 56 members
Leader of the House of representative
Directs the activities
Elected by the members of it's own party
Primary functions of the majority leader
A position held by Lieutenant governor
Established under the rules of the house and the senate
Appointed by leadership after the session
Convened to resolve bicameral differences
Made up of both chambers
A period of time in which the legislature are convened to lawmaking
when the governor rejects a bill
house rules committee
president pro tempore
Pork Barrel Projects
the governing body of a nation, state, or community
the most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center.
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body
the highest judicial court in a country or state.
a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death
the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality
make a law
income from taxes and fees
a city with its own government
the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision.
A minor wrong doing
a permanent committee that meets regularly.
general assembly is the legislative branch of the state government. In most states it comprises two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives .
Officially order to return to a place
The element head of a city,town,or other municipality
laws, considered collectively.
not in accordance with a political constitution, especially the US Constitution, or with procedural rules.
The lower house of the United States Congress. With 435 popularly elected officials, the House (as it is often called) is the most representative body in the federal government.
The division of power among the three branches of government
Currently holding office
A municipal body having legislative and administrative powers
a member of a senate.
The head of the executive branch of the state government
propose or formally enter as a candidate for election or for an honor or award.
the action of taking something for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission.
The ___________ Compromise provided for a two house legislature
A session of Congress usually lasts __________ year(s).
When the Congress can not agree on a time to leave, the _____________ may adjourn the body.
How is representation determined in the House of Representatives?
Every state in the ________________ gets equal representation
Determining how many representatives each state gets is called___________________.
A member in the Senate must be _________________ (spell out) years old.
A member of the Senate must be a citizen for this many years
Redrawing district lines to benefit one political party is called
This body has 100 members
The Congress's ability to tax is an example of an __________________ power
___________ can declare war
The_________________ clause give the congress flexibility in lawmaking. (Another name for the necessary and proper clause)
If no presidential candidate wins a majority in the Electoral College, the ________ picks the President.
The trial of an impeachment will be held in the
A person who believes that legislators should use the implied powers often is a _________________ constructionist
The President was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act. (Last name)
This body has to give advice and consent for a treaty to go through
The most powerful person in the House is called the ___________ of the House
The Vice President is also _______________ of the Senate
These people count votes
The President ____________________ fulfills the role of the President of the Senate, when the President of the Senate is absent
The House _______________ Committee controls the flow of bills to the House floor
This is a permanent committee
This committee is only called for a specific purpose and is usually temporary
This committee is composed of members of both the House and Senate
This committee is formed to work out the differences between house and senate bills
Most bills ___________ in committee
If a president does not want to pass a bill sent to him by the congress he can use the
If a president decides not to sign a bill sent to him in the last 10 days of a session the president can use the ____________veto
the upper house of Congress, consisting of 100 representatives
the lower house of Congress, consisting of 435 members
a population count taken every 10 years
an oddly shaped election district
the political party to which more than 1/2 of the members belong
the political party to which fewer than 1/2 of the members belong
years of service used as consideration for assigning committee members
a specifically stated power in the U.S Constitution
another name for expressed power
a power not explicitly stated in the Constitution
gives Congress the right to make laws necessary and proper
congressional duties other than lawmaking
accusation of government official of misconduct in office
requires police to bring prisoners to court
a law that punishes a person to court
allows persons to be punished for an action that was not against the law when committed
the rights of congress to send related mail without paying postage
representative who contacts officials to influence policy making
the work that a lawmaker does to help constituents
primarily benefits a congress person's home district or state
a resolution passed by Congress
a speech used to prevent the adoption of a measure
people that seek to benefit especially through legislation.
an additional provision added to a bill
a person who authorizes another to act in their behalf
People who vote for you or in your district
Prejudice towards a certain political party.
group made up of members from the house and the senate.
laws limiting how long a person can remain in office
Having two legislative houses
head of the House of Representatives
Person who counts and gets votes
majority or minority leader in the house of reps or the senate
Stops a filibuster
Action which stops the progression of a piece of legislation
Highest officer of a committee