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Unit 3 flash cards

Unit 3 Vocab

TermDefinition
Constituents People in congressional districts
Redistricting The process of redrawing the boundaries of districts
Joint session When senators and representatives meet together to hear the President's is absent.
Standing Committee A permanent committee that specializes in a particular topic.
Bill A proposed law
President Pro-tempores "President of the Senate of the time begin" -when the vice-president is absent
Speaker of the House Leader of the House of Representatives
Continence Committee A joint committee that helps members of the senate and the House of Representatives work together.
Vice President This person votes in the Senate in case of a tie.
Major Party The party with the most members in Congress
Minority Party The party with fewer members in Congress
Interest Group Groups of people who work work together for similar interest or goals.
Bicameral A two-house legislature
Expressed Powers Power listed in Article 1 of the Constitution
Expulsion To force a member of congress to leave because of wrong doing or dishonesty.
Appropriations Funds for specific use
Reapportionment The redistribution of legislative seats according to population
Lobbyists People who represent interest groups
Checks and Balances A system in which each branch of Government is able to limit the power of the other two branches.
Filibuster Freedom by senators to kill a bill by continuously talking until the bill is withdrawn.
Cloture This limits a senator to debate for no more than one hour, and its use must be voted on y the senate
Census A process for counting a nation's population
Implied Power A power not expressly named in the Constitution
Legislative Branch The branch of government that makes the laws
Impeach TO accuse an official of wrong doing.
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