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Civics-unit 5

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What are the 2 house in Congress called? senate and the house of representatives
how long are the terms for members in the house of representatives? 2 years
how long are the terms for members in the senate? 6 years
what factor is representation in the house based on? population
how many senators are there in the U.S. senate? 100
what is the process of distributing legislative seats among the states called? apportionment
how often are congressional district lines re-drawn? every 10 years
who gets to draw the congressional district lines in each state? the state leglislature
what is it called congressional lines are drawn to favor a particular political party? gerrymandering
which house has the power to start impeachment proceedings? house of representatives
what must occur in order to remove an impeached official from office? 2/3 senate majority
how are treaties approved? 2/3 senate majority
which house has the power to approve/disapprove of all presidential appointments to the federal courts and government agencies? senate
which factor is used to determine the leadership positions in congress? majority and seniority
who is the presiding officer in the house of representative? speaker of the house
who is the "president" or presiding officer in the senate? vice president
who is the political leader of the majority party in the senate? majority leader of the senate
what are small groups in congress called that are set up to work on legislation related to a particular issue? committee
what happens to most bills that are introduced in congress? they don't make it
what procedure can be used in the senate to delay or prevent a vote on a bill? filibuster
who is responsible for resolving any differences between the house and senate versions of a bill? conference committee
what can the president do to block a bill passed by congress? veto
what can congress do to over-ride a presidential veto? 2/3 majority vote in both houses
what is it called when the expenditures in the federal budget are greater than the revenues collected from taxes? budget deficit
what type of tax is the main source of revenue for the federal budget? progressive income tax
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