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PAP Government

American Government

TermDefinition
Bill A proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration
Joint resolution a proposal for action that has the force of law when passed usually deals with special circimstances or termporary matters.
Concurrent resolution a statement of position on an issue used by the House and Senate acting jointly does not havethe force of law and does not require the presidents signature
Resolution a mesure relating to the business of either house or expressing an opinion does not have the force of law and does not require the presidents signiture
Rider unpopular provison added to an important bill certian to pass so that it will "ride" through the legislative process
Bill A proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration
Joint resolution a proposal for action that has the force of law when passed usually deals with special circimstances or termporary matters.
Concurrent resolution a statement of position on an issue used by the House and Senate acting jointly does not havethe force of law and does not require the presidents signature
Resolution a mesure relating to the business of either house or expressing an opinion does not have the force of law and does not require the presidents signiture
Rider unpopular provison added to an important bill certian to pass so that it will "ride" through the legislative process
Discharge petition A procedure enabling members to force a bill that has been piegonholed in committee onto the floor for consideration
Fillibuster various tactics aimed at defeating a bill in a legislative body by preventing a final vote, associate with US senate
Cloture procedure that may be used to limit or end floor debate in a legislative body
Subcommittee divison exsisting committee that is formed to adress specific issues
Committee of the Whole a committee that consists of an entire legislatice body, used for a procedure in which a legislative body expedites its business by resolving itself into a committee of itself
Quorum least number of members who must be present for a legislative body to conduct business, majority
Engross to print a bill in its final form
Tabled to present for consideration
Fillibuster various tactics aimed at defeating a bill in a legislative body by preventing a final vote, associate with US senate
Cloture procedure that may be used to limit or end floor debate in a legislative body
Veto cheif executives power to rehect a bill passed by a legislatiure, littery
Pocket veto type of veto a chief executive may use after a legislatiure has adjourned when the chief doesnt sign or reject a bill within the time allowed to do so
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