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How many members are in the House of Representatives? There are 435.
Who is the most powerful leader in the House of Representatives? He or she is the most powerful leader of the House of Representatives.
what is a Private bill? It concerns individual people or places.
what is a Public bill? It applies to the entire nation and involve general matters like taxation, civil rights, or terrorism.
who signs a bill into law? the President of the United States.
what does Jurisdiction mean? It is a court’s authority to hear and decide cases.
What are the three levels in the Federal court system? They are district courts, appellate courts and the supreme court.
what are District courts? They are the federal courts where trials are held and lawsuits are begun.
What is the role of the Appeals court? they review decisions made in lower district courts.
What is appellate jurisdiction? It is the authority to hear a case appealed from a lower court.
To become president a person must: a person must be at least 35 A native born American A resident of the U.S for at least 14 years
what is the presidents main job? to carry out the laws passed by Congress
how many years can a president be in office? a maximum of 10 years.
How are the number of electoral votes determined for each state? It equals the number of members of Congress.
How are Supreme Court justices appointed? The President with approval by the Senate
What is the president's role as the country’s economic leader? To plan the federal budget and try to deal with such problems as unemployment, rising prices, and high taxes the president must plan the federal budget and try to deal with such problems as unemployment, rising prices, and high taxes
What do standing committees do? They decide whether a bill moves to vote or not.
What does a party whip do? They keep track of where their party members stand and try to get them to vote along party lines.
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