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Legislative Branch

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Who was Jack Abramoff? A famous corrupt lobbyist.
What part of the constitution allows for lobbyists? The 1st amendment (right to petition the government)
Define constituents. a component part of something voter or elector
What does it mean if a representative votes as a trustee? It means they vote according to the their view
What does it mean if a representative votes as a delegate? Votes based on the people they are representing
What does it mean if a representative votes as a partisan? Votes according to the party
What does it mean if a representative votes as a politico? Votes keeping themselves, the party, and the peoples wishes
How long is the term for a member of the house of representatives? 2 years
How long is the term for a member of the senate? 6 years
(10)Is there a term limit to a representatives terms? No
Who is the highest voting member of the senate? Senate majority leader
Who is the highest voting member of the house? Speaker of the house
Where does Congress get its power? Article 1 section 8
How man express powers are in the constitution? 27
What does the president protempore do? They watch over the Senate in the absence of the Vice President
How many member of the house? 435 members
How many member of the senate? 100 members
What are the 4 types of congressional committees? Standing, select, joint, and conference committees
What is a standing committee? A permanent committee with members only from one house
(20)What is a select committee? Is a committee created for one purpose for a set amount of time
What is a joint committee? Has members from both houses
What is a conference committee? Has members from both houses but is temporary
Why do we have committees? To divide the work up
(24)What does closure mean? a motion for ending a debate/filibuster by taking a vote
Created by: amoodie