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chap 6

bicameral a legislature consisting of two parts
census a population Cort taken by the census butane
constituent being a voting member of a community or organization and having the power to appoint or elect
gerrymander an oddly shaped election district designed to increase the vetoing of a particular group
majority party in both the house representatives
standing commitee permanent committee that continues work from sessions to sessions in its congress
expressed powers powers that the congress has that are specifically listed in the constitutions
elastic clause it gives congress he right to make laws
impeach a accuse government officials of misconduct
writ of hastes corpus a court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they are holding the person
bill of attain a law that punishes a person accused for a crime without a trail or a fair hearing in court
ex post facto law a law that would allow a person to be punished for an action that was not against the law when commited
franking privilege the right the senator and representatives to send job related mail without paying postage
lobbyist representative of a interest group who contact lawmakers or other government official directly in influence their policy waking.
casework the work that a lawmaker does to help constituents with a problem.
pork-barrel project a government project grant primarily benefit the home district or state
joint resolution a resolution that us passed by both house of congress
special interest group an organization of people with the same common interest who try to influence the government
filibuster a tactual for defecting a bill in senate by taking until the bill of supreme withdraw it.
cloture a procedure in senate to limit debate on a bill
voice vote acting method in which those in favor those with says "yes" and those in against say "no"
standing vote in congress when members stand to counted for vote on a bill
rool call vote a voting method in the senate in which member voice their opinions
veto refusal to sign the bill or resolution
pocket vote president power to kill a bill of congress is out in session not signing in for 10 days.
minority party in both house of of the representatives and the senate ,political party which which fewer than half the member belong
serenity years of service, which is used as a consideration for assigning committee members
implied powers powers that congress has that are no stared explicitly in the constitution
Created by: somonnemclean