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Civics Chap6 terms ~
|a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses.
|a population count taken by the Census
|a person from a legislator's district
|an oddly shaped election district designed to increase the voting strength of a particular group.
|in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the political party to which more than half the members belong
|in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the political party to which fewer than half the members belong.
|permanent committee that continues work from session to session in its Congress
|years of service, which is used as a consideration for assigning committee members.
|powers that Congress has that are specifically listed in the Constitution
|powers that Congress has that are not stated explicitly in the Constitution.
|clause in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution that gives Congress the right to makes all laws "necessary and proper" to carry out its expressed powers.
|to accuse government officials of misconduct in office.
|Writ of habeas corpus
|a court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they are holding the person.
|bill of attainder
|a law that punishes a person accused of a crime without a trial 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 it was committed.
|the right of senators and representatives to send job-related mail without paying postage.
|representative of an interest group who contacts lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policy making.
|the work that a lawmaker does to help consistent without a problem.
|government project grant that primarily benefits the home district or state
|a resolution that is passed by both houses of Congress.
|an organization of people without common interest who try to influence government decisions
|a tactic for defeating a bill in the Senate by talking until the bill's sponsor withdraws it.
|a procedure used in the Senate to limit debate on a bill.
|a voting method in which those in favor say "yea" and those against say "No"
|In Congress, when members stand to be counted for a vote on a bill.
|a voting method in the Senate in which members voice their votes in turn.
|refusal to sign a bill or resolution
|president's power to kill a bill, if Congress is not in session, by not signing it for 10 days.