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The United States Congress

Donald Plants

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1.the legislative leader selected by the minority party as spokesperson for the opposition.
4.Special spending projects that are set aside on behalf of individual members of Congress for their constituents.
5.A procedural practice in the Senate whereby a senator refuses to relinquish the floor and thereby delays proceedings and prevents a vote on a controversial issue.
7.A legislative practice that assigns the chair of the committee or subcommittee to the member of the majority party with the longest continuous service on the committee.
8.Called by the President for emergencies situations
10.Party leader who is the liaison between the leadership and the rank-and-file in the legislature.
13.The redrawing of congressional and other legislative district lines following the census, to accommodate population shifts and keep districts as equal as possible in population.
19.Committee appointed by the presiding officers of each chamber to adjust differences on a particular bill passed by each in different form.
20.The principle of a two-house legislature.
21.A congressional committee created for a specific purpose, sometimes to conduct an investigation.
23.The presiding officer in the House of Representatives, formally elected by the House but actually selected by the majority party.
24.The forced ajournment of Congress by the president
25.The assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each census. State legislatures reapportion state legislative districts.
2.The powers expressly given to Congress in the Constitution.
3.Officer of the Senate selected by the majority party to act as chair in the absence of the vice president.
6.A procedure for terminating debate, especially filibusters, in the Senate.
8.A permanent committee established in a legislature, usually focusing on a policy area.
9.The residents of a congressional district or state.
11.Powers that grow out of the very existence of government.
12.The current holder of the elected office.
14.Dismissal of Congress
15.A committee composed of members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate; such committees oversee the Library of Congress and conduct investigations.
16.The drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a party, group, or incumbent.
17.The legislative leader selected by the majority party who helps plan party strategy, confers with other party leaders, and tries to keep members of the party in line.
18.A meeting of the members of a party in a legislative chamber to select party leaders and to develop party policy. Called a conference by the Republicans.
22.A voting position by a Congressperson who is expected to vote independently based on his or her judgment of the circumstances; one interpretation of the role of the legislator.

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