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Congress 3

Vocabulary on Congress - 3

The ability of members of Congress to mail letters to their constituents free of charge franking privilege
A congressional voting procedure that consists of members answering yea or nay to their names roll call vote
A resolution used to settle housekeeping and procedural matters in either house but not having the force of law simple resolution
A resolution used to settle housekeeping and procedural matters that affect both houses but not having the force of law concurrent resolution
Legislation that deals with matters of general concern public bill
An order from the Rules Committee in the House that permits a bill to be amended on the legislative floor open
A method of voting used in both houses in which members vote by shouting yea or nay voice vote
A congressional voting procedure in which members pass between two counters, first the yeas and then the nays teller vote
A bill that has many riders Christmas tree
A congressional voting procedure in which members stand and are counted division vote
Legislation that deals only with specific matters rather than with general legislative affairs private bill
A resolution requiring approval of both houses and the signature of the president and having the same legal status as a law joint resolution
Legislation that gives tangible benefits to constituents in the hope of winning their votes pork barrel
Congressional districts designed to make it easier for minority citizens to elect minority representatives majority-minority
A calling of the role in either house of Congress to determine whether the number of members in attendance meets the minimum number required to conduct official business quorum call
when a member seeking votes for a bill will promise to support another member's future legislation -- in return for a vote now. logrolling
Created by: betsynewmark