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chapter 2 us gov

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How long is a congressional term? 2 years for House
After the vice president, who is next in line to be president? the speaker of the House
What is seniority? privileged position earned through longer service
What is true about a standing committee? it plays a critical role in the law making process
How do select committees help congress? by conducting investigations
What is a conference committee? committee made to develop a compromised bill
What does congress have to do to override a president's veto? 2/3rds majority vote
If the President of the Senate is absent who runs the Senate meetings? president pro tempore
The filibuster is used in which house of the legislature? the Senate
What is the significance of committee chairmen? they get to decide which bills will be discussed
What type of committee is the House Rules Committee? a standing committee
Who can introduce a bill in the Senate? only senators who have been formally recognised
How are committee chairmen chosen? they're chosen by majority party in house or with most experience
When a bill in engrossed, it is __________ _______. officially printed
Why are the Senate's proceedings less formal than the house? The house has many more members
The main function of the Legislature is to ____ ___ ____. make the laws
How does debate differ between the House and the Senate? In the Senate, they can talk as long as they want
Before a bill goes to the president, it must be agreed upon by both the ______ and the ______ __ _________ ____. Houses; Senate in identical form
A Senator serves a ____ year term. 6
A congressman serves a ____ year term. 2
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