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party whip
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Legislative Branch Word Search

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earmark
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house rules committee
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Pork Barrel Projects
president pro tempore
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legislative branch Word Search

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pocket vote
Roll call vote
Standing Vote
Voice Vote
Cloture
Filibuster
Special interest Group
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Casework
Lobbyist
Franking Privilege
Ex Post Facto Law
Bill of Attainder
Writ of Habeas Corpus
Impeach
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Implied Powers
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Seniority
Standing Committee
Minority Party
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Gerrymander
Constituent
Census
Bicameral

Legislative Branch Word Search

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whip
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The Legislative Branch Word Search

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independents
tea party
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speaker
majority
Capitol
legislation
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laws
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Legislative

Congress Crossword

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Powers of the government described in the constitution Delegated powers
Powers not specifically stated in the constitution Implied Powers
Removal of federal officers impeachment
Review, monitoring, and supervision over federal programs oversight
2 house congress bicameral
Number of members each state sends to the house of reps based on population apportionment
Divide into new political districts redistricting
population count every 10 years cencus
Group of people elected to serve or act upon a particular matter committee
Meeting of members of a legislative body that belong to a political party caucus
Legislative leader elected by the party members holding the majority of seats in the House of Reps majorityleader
Party leader elected by the minority party in the house minorityleader
Leader of a party in a legislative assembly floorleader
Member of congress who aids minority/majority leaders of congress whip
Manipulate the boundaries to favor one party gerrymandering
permanent committee that oversees bils that deal with specifc issues standingcommittee
Temporary committee established for a limited time and for a special purpose selectcommittee
Meeting of committees to settles arguments between two branches conferencecommittee
Powers not directly elated to the making of new laws nonlegislativepowers
a draft of a proposed law bill

Legislative Process Crossword

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People who vote for you or in your district Constituent
Prejudice towards a certain political party. Partisanship
group made up of members from the house and the senate. joint committee
laws limiting how long a person can remain in office Term Limits
Having two legislative houses bicameralism
head of the House of Representatives Speaker of the House
Person who counts and gets votes Whip
majority or minority leader in the house of reps or the senate Floor leader
Stops a filibuster Cloture
Action which stops the progression of a piece of legislation Filibuster
Highest officer of a committee Committee Chair

legislative branch Word Search

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lobbying
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authorization bill
closed rule
pocket veto
hearings
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public bills
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subpoena
appropriations bills
joint committees
select committees
standing committees
filibuster
quorum
speaker of the house
censure
gerrymandering
reapportionment
bicameral legislature

AP US Government Crossword

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the use of government funds for projects designed to please voters or legislators and win votes porkbarrel
a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion bill
an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures filibuster
a small legislative committee appointed for a special purpose selectcommittee
response or services that Members of Congress provide to constituents who request assistance casework
senator or representative who helps the party leader stay informed about what party members are thinking whips
committee of the United States Congress appointed by the House of Representatives and Senate to resolve disagreements on a particular bill conferencecommittees
a meeting of the members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party, to select candidates or decide policy caucus
the head of the majority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives majorityleader
the head of the minority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives minorityleader
Those already holding office incumbents

U.S Congress Crossword

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the upper house of Congress, consisting of 100 representatives senate
the lower house of Congress, consisting of 435 members house of representatives
a population count taken every 10 years census
an oddly shaped election district gerrymander
the political party to which more than 1/2 of the members belong majority party
the political party to which fewer than 1/2 of the members belong minority party
years of service used as consideration for assigning committee members seniority
a specifically stated power in the U.S Constitution expressed power
another name for expressed power enumerated power
a power not explicitly stated in the Constitution implied power
gives Congress the right to make laws necessary and proper elastic clause
congressional duties other than lawmaking non-legislative power
accusation of government official of misconduct in office impeach
requires police to bring prisoners to court writ of habeas corpus
a law that punishes a person to court bill of attainder
allows persons to be punished for an action that was not against the law when committed ex post facto law
the rights of congress to send related mail without paying postage franking privilege
representative who contacts officials to influence policy making lobbyist
the work that a lawmaker does to help constituents casework
primarily benefits a congress person's home district or state pork-barrel project
a resolution passed by Congress joint resolution
a speech used to prevent the adoption of a measure filibuster
people that seek to benefit especially through legislation. special-interest group
an additional provision added to a bill rider
a person who authorizes another to act in their behalf constituent

Vocabulary - Legislative Branch Crossword

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A part of the U.S Congress that represents population, and its members are directly elected by the people. House of Representatives
An official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals every 10 years. Census
Reassignment of representation in a legislature, especially of U.S. House of Representative seats, in accord with changes in the census population determination. Happens every 10 years. Reapportionment
The process of redrawing legislative districts. Redistricting
To draw a district’s boundaries to gain an advantage in an election. Gerrymandering
One of the chambers of Congress in which every state has 2 members, called Senators. The Senate consists of 100 Senators. Each Senator serves for a term of 6 years. The requirements to become a Senator are one must be at least 30 years of age, a citizen of the U.S. for 9 years, and a resident of the state that they’re representing. Senate
The current owner of an office the holder of an office or post. Incumbents
The people that a representative represents. Constituents
A private meeting of party leaders to choose candidates for office. Caucus
The principal leader of the minority party in the House of Representatives or the Senate. Minority Leader
The principal partisan ally of the Speaker of the House or the party’s wheel horse in the Senate. They are responsible for scheduling bills, influencing committee assignments, and rounding up votes in behalf of the party’s legislative positions. Majority Leader
The leader of a party in a legislative assembly. Floor Leader
All parties have whips whose main functions are to act as administrative officers to their parliamentary parties. Whips
A draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion. Bills
The minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid. Quorum
A filibuster in the United States Senate is a dilatory or obstructive tactic used in the United States Senate to prevent a measure from being brought to a vote. The most common form of filibuster occurs when one or more senators attempts to delay or block a vote on a bill by extending debate on the measure. Fillbuster
A procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote. A three-fifths majority vote of the body is required to invoke cloture and terminate a debate. Cloture
Standing: Deals with permanent legislative concern. Most common Joint: Permanently formed and consisting of members of both houses. Conducts tasks of joint interest of both houses. Select: Temporary. Created for a specific purpose. Investigations or studies. Conference: A common type of committee temporarily formed to iron out the differences between similar bills. Congress's 4 Basic Committees
A period of time during which legislature meets to conduct business. Session
AKA enumerated powers. Powers that are specifically granted to the Federal Government, as stated in the Constitution. Expressed Powers
AKA Elastic Clause-The powers of Congress have been extended through the elastic clause of the Constitution, which states that Congress can make all laws that are “necessary and proper” for carrying out its duties. Necessary and Proper Clause
Powers not specifically written down but are given to the government to help them carry out expressed powers. Implied Powers
Latin for: “May you have this body” is a legal action that requires a person who had been arrested or imprisoned to be brought to a judge or into court. Writ of Habeas Corpus
A legislative act that singles out an individual or group for punishment without a trial. Bills of Attainder
A law that makes a crime of an act that was legal when committed. Ex Post Facto Laws
Bills that levy taxes, for the purpose of raising revenue for the state/nation, thus acquiring the name revenue bills. Revenue Bills
Bills that are passed regularly each financial year to appropriate money from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) to provide funds for government and parliament expenditure. Appropriations Bills