Flashcards in Big List - Unit 3 Deck (15):
Having or consisting of two legislative chambers or houses.
Powers specifically given to the federal government by the Constitution.
Powers not specifically given to the gov't, rather implied by the interpretation of the elastic clause.
Powers specifically given to the federal gov't by the constitution which are non law-making powers.
A permanent committee that evaluates bills and either kills or passes them along for further debate.
A temporary congressional committee appointed for a limited purpose.
A legislative committee made up of members of both houses of Congress.
A temporary House-Senate committee whose goal is to find an acceptable compromise on conflicting versions of a bill.
A person currently holding a political office or position.
The distribution of the number of members of the House of Representatives based on the population of each state.
The congressional tradition in which members with the longest continuous service on a committee are automatically given the chairmanship.
The process of dividing voting districts to give an unfair advantage to one candidate, party, or group.
A gov't project that benefits a specific location or lawmaker's home district and constituents.
A lengthy speech or debate designed to delay the Senate's vote on a bill.