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Unit 3

Cvics Unit 3

TermDefinition
Consituents People in congressional districts
Redistricting The process of redrawing the boundaries of districts
Joint Sessions When senators and representatives meet together. Usually for the president's state of the Union Address.
Standing Committee Permanent committee that specializes in a particular topic.
Bill A proposed law
President Pro-Tempore President of the senate for the time being. This happens when the Vice President is absent.
Speaker of the House Leader of the House of Representatives.
Conference Committee A joint committee that helps members in the Senate and House Of Representatives work together.
Vice President Leader of the Senate. This person votes in the Senate in case of a tie.
Majority Party The party with the most members in Congres
Minority Party The party quoth fewer members.
Interest Groups Groups of people who work together for similar interests or goals.
Bicameral A two house legislature House of Representatives[population]+ Senate[equality] = Congress
Expressed powers Powers listed in the Article 1 in consitution
Explusion to force a member of congress to leave because of a wrong doing or dishonesty
Appropriations funds [money] for specific use.
Reapportionment The redistribution of legislative seats according to population. occurs after the census
Lobbyists People who represent interest groups.
Checks and Balances A system in which each branch of government is able to limit the powers of the other 2 branches.
Filibuster Freedom by which Senators to kill a bill by continuosuly talking until the bill is wwithdrawn
Cloture This limits a senator to debate for no more than on hour. For it to be used, 60 senators must vote for it. It stops a filibuster,
Census A process for counting a nations population. US census is completed every 10 years.
Implied Powers A power not expressly named in the constitution
Leglislative branch The branch of government that makes laws
Impeach To accuse an official of wrong doing
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