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Unit 3 L.B.V

Legislative Branch Make laws.
Impeachment To accuse and official of wrong doings.
Appropriations Funds for specific use.
Speaker of the House Leader of the House of Representatives.
Bicameral Two house, as in a legislature with two houses.
Vice President This person votes in the Senate in case of a tie.
Standing committee Permanent legislative group established by U.S representative house.
Majority party The party with the most members in Congress .
Redistricting The process of redrawing the boundaries of districts.
Re-apportionment The redistribution of legislative seats according to population.
President Pro Tempore "President of the Senate for the time being" when the vice president is absent.
Filibuter Use of long speeches to prevent a vote on bill in the senate.
Constituents The people a member of of congress represent.
Census An official count of the populations made in every ten years to find out how many representatives each state should have government provide.
Conference committee A joint committee that helps members of the Senate and the House of Representatives work together.
Joint session When senators and representatives meet together to hear the President's State of the Union Address.
Implied powers Powers authorized by the Constitution that, while not stated.
Minority party The party with fewer members in Congress.
Lobbyist People who present interest group.
Checks and balances The system that gives each of the three branches of government way to limit the powers of other two.
Interest group A group of people who work together for similar interest or goals.
Cloture This limits a senator to debate for no more than one hour and its use must be voted on by the senate.
Bill A proposed law.
Expulsion To force a member of Congress to leave because of wrong doing or dishonesty.
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