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CIV M4L2 Key Terms

Civics Module 4 Lesson 2 Key Terms

Lobbyist A person who works to influence policy makers on behalf of an interest group.
Pork Barrel Project Policy designed to favor a representative’s district by bringing in money to the area; typically seen as a negative or derogatory term.
Filibuster A practice in the Senate to delay a vote on a bill by rambling on and on about topics that are typically irrelevant.
Pocket Veto A tactic used by the president in which he/she ignores a bill in order to keep it from becoming law late in a Congressional session.
Veto A president’s rejection of a bill to keep it from becoming law.
Roll Call Vote Occurs when members of Congress vote as their name is called from a roll.
Voice Vote Occurs when members of Congress vote verbally stating “yea” or “nay”.
Standing Vote Occurs when members of Congress stand to vote and are counted by the leader.
Special Interest Group A group of people with a common interest trying to influence policy making.
Cloture A vote in the Senate to end a filibuster.
Joint Resolution Legislation passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Pigeonhole A tactic used by Congressional committees to set aside and ignore a bill to keep it from becoming law.

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