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|a legislature consisting of two parts,or houses.
|a population count taken by the census
|a person from legislators district
|an oddly shaped election district designed to increase
|in both the house of representatives and the senate,the political party to which more than half of 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 of congress that are not stated explicitly in the constitution
|clause in article 1, section 8 of the constitution that gives congress the right to make laws "necessary and proper" to carry out 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
|bills of attainder
|a law that punishes a person accused of a crime without a trial or fair hearing in court
|ex post facto laws
|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.
|representatives of an interest group who contacts lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policy making.
|the work a lawmaker does to help constituents with a problem.
|government project grant that primarily benefits the home distrirct or state
|a resolution that is passed by both houses of congress.
|an organization of people with some common interest who try to influence government decisions.
|a tactic for defeating a bill in the senate by talking until the bills 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
|presidents power to kill a bill, if congress is not in session,by not signing it for 10 days