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Constituents

The people a member of Congress represents

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Bill

A proposed law

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Interest Groups

Groups of people who work together for similar interests or goals

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Lobbyist

People who represent interest groups

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Congressional Distict

The area that a member of the house represents

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Budget

A plan for raising and spending money

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Bill of Attainder

A law that convicts a person of a crime without trial

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Speaker of the House

The presiding officer of the House of Representatives

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President Pro Tempore

An officer who presides over the Senate when the vice-president is absent

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Floor Leaders

The chief officers of the majority and minority party in each house who guide the bills that their party supports through Congress

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Pocket Veto

A way in which the President can veto the bill by pocketing, or keeping and not signing, the bill in ten days, during in which the Congress ends its session

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Filibuster

The use of a long speeches to prevent a vote on the Senate

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Cloture

An agreement by 3/5 of the members of the senate to end the debate on a bill and allowance vote on it