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Legislative Branch Word Search

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legislative branch Word Search

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Legislative Branch Word Search

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how a bill becomes a law Word Search

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legislative branch Word Search

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Legislative Powers Crossword

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legislature that has two houses bicameral
house that has 435 members divided between the states based on population Representatives
house of 100 members with 2 elected from each state Senate
to stop or end a session of Congress adjourn
every 10 years this is conducted to determine how many districts are in each U.S. state census
term length for members of the House of Representatives two years
term length for members of the Senate six years
U.S. Representative for Iowa District #2 Dave Loebsack
redrawing district lines to favor your party in an election gerrymandering
first female senator from Iowa Joni Ernst
box in which Representatives submit proposed legislation hopper
leader of the House who submits proposed bills to the proper committee speaker
minimum number of members that must be present to conduct official action quorum
to extend a debate to delay a vote filibuster
method to stop an extended debate by limiting each speaker to 1 hour a piece cloture
powers of Congress listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution expressed
powers of Congress that COME FROM those listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution implied
clause that can stretch the powers of Congress to fit within those listed elastic
bills (laws) for raising money that MUST originate in the House of Representatives revenue
bills (laws) proposed to authorize spending money appropriation
money the U.S. owes to other countries and is constantly growing national debt
commerce between the states that is regulated by Congress in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 3 of the Constitution interstate
policy powers that are shared between Congress and the president foreign
power of Congress to determine the exact path immigrants must take to citizenship naturalization

Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution Crossword

Type
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Description

Two Houses... Bicameral
What Article 1 talks about... Legislature
How much slaves counted towards representation... Threefifths
Who was not represented until much later... NativeAmericans
Leader of the House of Representatives... Speakerofthehouse
Created the two house system... Greatcompromise
Process to count citizens... Census
Numbers of members required to be present to do business... Quorum
Number of Senators in each state... Two
Number of years as Senators.... Six
Appoints representatives to fill vacancies... Governor
Who breaks ties in the Senate? Vicepresident
How much power a President pro tempore has Zero
Who trys all impeachments? TheSenate
2/3; used countless times in the Constitution... Supermajority
Least amount that Congress has to assemble... Onceayear
When does the Congress meeting occur? Thirdofjanuary
Minimum age for a Senator Thirtyyearsold
Cannot have this if you are in Congress... Governmentjob
Standing and talking for an exaggerated period of time... The Senate does this... Filibuster

4.6 Vocabulary: "Congress at Work- Making Laws" Crossword

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A provision not likely to pass on its own merit that is attached to an important measure certain to pass RIDER
Type of calendar for petitions to discharge bills from committee DISCHARGE CALENDAR
Type of calendar for all bills from the Union of the House Calendar taken out of order by unanimous consent CORRECTIONS CALENDAR
A stalling tactic by which a minority of senators seeks to delay or prevent Senate action FILIBUSTER
A majority of the full membership must be present in order for the House to do business QUORUM
Limiting debate CLOTURE
Bills that often deal with unusual or temporary matters JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Most of the bills introduced in Congress are buried, put away, or simply never acted upon PIGEONHOLED
Allows members to force a bill for consideration that has been in committee for 30 days DISCHARGE PETITION
A proposed law presented to Congress for consideration BILL
A type of veto used when the chief executive does not sign or eject the bill within the time allowed to do so POCKET VETO
Where one bill contains numerous issues and topics OMNIBUS MEASURES
Type of calendar for all private bills PRIVATE CALENDAR
This person stalled by reading recipes from the Washington telephone directory for more than 15 hours HUEY LONG
Bills that deals with a position on matters in which both the House and Senate act jointly CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Type of calendar for bills having to do with revenues, appropriations, or government property UNION CALENDAR
This person set the current filibuster record for 24 hours and 18 minutes stall against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 STROM THURMOND
Deal with matters concerning either house individually and are taken up only by that body RESOLUTIONS
Refusal to sign VETO
Type of calendar for all other public bills HOUSE CALENDAR
When a bill is printed in its final form ENGROSSED

Legislative Branch Crossword Puzzle

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The ___________ Compromise provided for a two house legislature great
A session of Congress usually lasts __________ year(s). One
When the Congress can not agree on a time to leave, the _____________ may adjourn the body. president
How is representation determined in the House of Representatives? Population
Every state in the ________________ gets equal representation Senate
Determining how many representatives each state gets is called___________________. Reapportionment
A member in the Senate must be _________________ (spell out) years old. Thirty
A member of the Senate must be a citizen for this many years nine
Redrawing district lines to benefit one political party is called gerrymandering
This body has 100 members Senate
The Congress's ability to tax is an example of an __________________ power Expressed
___________ can declare war Congress
The_________________ clause give the congress flexibility in lawmaking. (Another name for the necessary and proper clause) Elastic
If no presidential candidate wins a majority in the Electoral College, the ________ picks the President. House
The trial of an impeachment will be held in the Senate
A person who believes that legislators should use the implied powers often is a _________________ constructionist liberal
The President was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act. (Last name) Johnson
This body has to give advice and consent for a treaty to go through Senate
The most powerful person in the House is called the ___________ of the House Speaker
The Vice President is also _______________ of the Senate President
These people count votes whips
The President ____________________ fulfills the role of the President of the Senate, when the President of the Senate is absent protempore
The House _______________ Committee controls the flow of bills to the House floor Rules
This is a permanent committee Standing
This committee is only called for a specific purpose and is usually temporary select
This committee is composed of members of both the House and Senate Joint
This committee is formed to work out the differences between house and senate bills Conference
Most bills ___________ in committee die
If a president does not want to pass a bill sent to him by the congress he can use the veto
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 pocket