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All About Congress

This puzzle is made up of concepts of U.S. Congress.

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3.their purpose is to make laws; they can also declare war.
6.if both chambers approve a _______, it goes to the president for his/her signature or veto.
8.having two legislative/parliamentary chambers.
14.committee held to settle differences between the House and the Senate on a piece of legislation.
17.ones who live or vote in a legislator's district or state.
18.Congress carries out this process of reviewing operations of agencies to determine whether it is carrying out the policies Congress intended for it.
19.years of consecutive service on a particular congressional committee.
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1.has power of the "purse".
2.altering district lines for maximization of a minority winning an election.
4.the origin and powers of congress came from the _________ ___________
5.Senator can start a __________ to try and stop a bill by talking it to "death."
7.committee created for a specific purpose and disbanded after the purpose is fulfilled.
9.a means of killing a bill that has been passed by both House and Senate, in which the president doesn't sign at all.
10.the way House districts are redrawn by state legislatures after a census-based reapportionment.
11.permanent committees that specialize in a particular policy.
12.the House and Senate are divided into __________ to develop expertise in specific policy areas.
13.mechanism used to cut off a filibuster in the Senate.
15.have six (6) year terms; has a continuous body.
16.can be overridden with 2/3 vote in each chamber of Congress.

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