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Unit 3 Vocab.

People in congressional districts Constituents
The process of redrawing the boundaries of districts Redistricting
When senators and representatives meet together to hear the President's State of the Union Address Joint Session
A permanent committee that specializes in a particular topic Standing Committee
A proposed law Bill
"President of the Senate for the time being" when the vice president is absent President Pro-Tempore
Leader of the House of Representatives Speaker of the House
A joint committee that helps members of the Senate and the House of Representatives work together Conference Committee
This person votes in the Senate in case of a tie Vice President
The party with the most members in Congress Majority Party
The party with fewer members in Congress Minority Party
Groups of the people who work together for similar interests or goals Interest Groups
A two-house legislature Bicameral
Powers listed in Article 1 of the Constitution Expressed Powers
To force a member of Congress to leave because of wrong doing or dishonesty Expulsion
Funds for specific use Appropriations
The redistribution of legislative seats according to population Reapportionment
People who represent interest groups Lobbyists
A system in which each branch of government is able to limit the power of the other two branches Checks and Balances
Freedom by senators to kill a bill continuously talking until the bill is withdrawn Filibuster
This limits a senator to debate for no more than one hour and its use must be voted on by the senate Cloture
A process for counting a nation's population Census
a power not expressly named in the Constitution Implied Powers
The branch of government that makes the laws Legislative Branch
To accuse and official of wrong doings Impeach
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