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7th Grade SS

Civics: Article I, Legislative Branch

The people a member of Congress represents Constituents
Proposed law Bill
Groups of people who work together for similar interest or goals Interest Groups
People who represent interest groups Lobbyists
The area that a member of the House represents Congressional District
An organization of people who share certain ideas about what the government should do Political Party
Roles of Members of Congress A) Vote on Bills; B) Servant of people
Duties of Members of Congress A) Learning; B) Be present on the floor, listen, and give speeches; C) Attend meetings
House of Representatives - number of seats 435
House of Representatives - serve for ? years 2
Senate - how many? 100 or 2 per state
Senate - serve for ? years 6
Requirements for House of Representatives Must be at least 25 years old; Been a citizen for 7 years; live in the state from which they are elected
Requirements for Senators Must be at least 30 years old; been a citizen for 9 years; live in the state from which they are elected
refers to the needs of all people in a nation General Welfare
plan for raising and spending money Budget
Law that convicts people of a crime without trial Bill of Attainder
Picks the Speaker and President Pro-tempore Majority party
Chief officer of the majority and minority parties in the House and Senate Floor Leaders
Assistant floor leaders Whips
To reject a bill Veto
Determines the number of representatives a state has Population
the process for determining population Census
Presides over the Senate when the Vice President is absent President Pro-tempore
Limits the President's power to send troops into combat War Powers Act
An agreement to end a debate Cloture
Presiding officer of the House of Representatives Speaker of the House
Using long speeches to prevent a vote on a bill Filibuster
Can break ties in the Senate Vice President
The president keeping a bill for 10 days during which Congress ends its session causing the bill to not become a law. Pocket Veto
Puts impeached officials on trial Senate
There are 20 in the House and 16 in the Senate Standing
There are 7 Permanent
Made up of both Senators and Representatives Joint
Set up to deal with a problem not covered by standing committees Select
Set up to settle differences Conference
Congressional Power May be legislative - declare war or non-legislative - to admit new states to the Union
How a bill becomes a law Bill is introduced in the House or Senate, assigned a number and a title.
How a bill becomes a law 2. the bill is sent to committee for study
How a bill becomes a law 3. The bill is read and debated on the floor and if approved sent to the House or Senate
How a bill becomes a law 4. The bill is studied by a conference committee to resolve differences, revised, and sent back to both houses.
How a bill becomes a law 5. The House and Senate vote. If passed the bill is sent to the president.
How a bill becomes a law 6. The President either signs the bill and it becomes law or vetoes the bill. Congress can override the veto with a two-thirds vote in both houses.
Created by: Sundai Brown



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