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AP Gove 88 Key Terms

CONGRESS KEY TERMS (14 out of 88 Total)

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The reallocation of the number of representatives each state has in the House of Representatives. CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING
An office holder who is seeking reelection. INCUMBENT
The single most important factor in determining the outcome of congressional elections. INCUMBENCY
The right of members of Congress to mail newsletters to thier constituents at the government's expense. FRANKING PRIVILEGE
Permanent subject-matter congressional committees that handle legislation and oversee bureaucracy. STANDING COMMITTEES
Temporary bodies that are formed to resolve differences between House and Senate versions of the bill. CONFERENCE COMMITTEES
This type of committee sets the guidelines for floor debate. It gives each bill a rule that places the bill on the legislative calendar, limits time for debate, and determines the type of amendments that will be allowed. HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE
House committe that handles tax bills. HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE.
Unwritten rule in both houses of Congress reserving committee chairs to members of the committee with the longest records of continuous service. SENIORITY
A way of delaying or preventing action on a bill by using long speeches and unlimited debate to "talk a bill to death". FILIBUSTER
A Senate motion to end a filibuster. Requires three-fifths vote. CLOTURE
Tactic of mutual aid and vote among legislators. LOGROLLING
Congressional review of the activities of an executive agency, department or office. OVERSIGHT
When members of Congress cast votes based on the wishes of their constituents. DELEGATE ROLE OF REPRESENTATION
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