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Chapter 8

The people he or she represents Constitents
People who represent interest groups Lobbyists
Groups of people who work together for similar interests or goals Interest Groups
The area that a member of the House of represents Congressional District
The presiding officer of the House of Representatives Speaker of the House
An officer who presides over the Senate when the Vice President is absent President Pro Tempore
The chief officers of the majority and minority parties in each house who guide the bills that their party supports through Congress Floor Leaders
Powers given to Congress that are listed in the Constitution Enumerated Powers
When a majority of the members of the House of Representatives accuse the President or other high government officals of serious wrongdoing Impeach
An agreement by three fiths of the members of the Senate to end the debate on a bill and allow a vote on it Cloture
The use of long speeches to prevent a vote on a bill in the Senate Filibuster
To reject a bill Veto
Citizens may not be held in jail unless there is reasonable evidence against them Writ of Habeas Corpus
Congress may not punish a citizen for an act they did beofre a law was passed that made that act illegal Ex Post Facto Laws
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