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200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 Committees FloorLeadersBills/Res. Grab Bag
Committee chairpersons are chosen on the basis of this
What is seniority?
This type of committee is permanent, and is the first place a bill is referred to
What is a standing committee?
This type of committee is sometimes known as a third house, since they write the compromise bill
What is a conference committee?
This is the approximate percentage of bills that die in committee
What is 90%?
This term is used when a committee refuses to report on a bill
What is pidgeonholing?
Senators in the minority often threaten this to force a compromise
What is a filibuster?
This house of Congress has fewer rules to operate under than the other house
What is the Senate?
This is an amendment that does not seem to relate to the content of a bill
What is a rider?
This government spending usually serves the sole purpose of getting a Congressman reelected
What is pork-barrel spending?
This group of Congressmen sets the limits on amendments and time for debate
What is the Rules Committee?
The person holding this office replaces the President of the Senate when he is absent
Who is the president pro tempore?
This is the current House Minority Leader ?
Who is Nancy Pelosi?
The party leader with this title would have the job of counting how everyone in his party plans to vote
Who is the whip?
The floor leader is most responsible for planning this
What is party strategy?
This is the current Senate minority leader
Who is Mitch McConnell (R-KY?
This is where most of the work in Congress is done
What is committee?
This is the person who chooses which subcommittee to refer a bill to
Who is the chairperson?
This is the amount of time the president has to sign or veto a bill after Congress passes it
What is 10 days?
This is a vote of 60 to end a filibuster
What is cloture?
This type of bill or resolution would be used to propose a Constitutional Amendment
What is a joint resolution?
According to election records, this is Barack Obamas home state
What is Illinois?
This is the name of author Stieg Larsons first novel in his trilogy of fictional books?
What is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
These are the last 5 presidents in reverse order, starting with Obama?
Who are Obama, Bush (43), Clinton, Bush (41), & Reagan ?
If Arizonas governor dies, this person takes over
Who is the Secretary of State?
This Civil War general invented the concept of total war when he marched through Georgia and burned everything he passed
Who is William Tecumseh Sherman?
CommitteesFloorLeadersBills/Res. Grab Bag.
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Chapter 6 Review Session. A. Speaker B. President Pro Tempore C. Vice President D. Majority Party Whip.
Legislative Branch of the Federal Government. Please answer the following questions: Yes, write the question!!!! 1. How many voting members are there.
Government 5.2 Electric boogaloo. Organization of the House Each chamber of Congress has a majority and a minority party The majority party selects.
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A BillInto Law How Congress Works Flexible Constitution.
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