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1

The members of the U.S. House of Representatives are elected to serve for how many years?

2 yenes

2

What is a two-house chamber or legislative body called?

Bicameral

3

What is the name given to the political party that has the fewest members in the House of Representatives?

The Minority Party

4

During what month of he year does a new term/session begin for congress?

January

5

How often (in years) are the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives apportioned or redistributed amongst the fifty states?

Every ten years - goes along with the census

6

What is the name for the tactic for delaying debate in the senate by along lengthy speeches ofr "talking a bill to death"?

Filibuster

7

How many members are currently seri in on the U.S. House of Representatives

435

8

Who is the official leader is U.S. census as delegated by the constitution?

Vice president of president of the senate

9

How many senators is each of the fifty states guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution?

Two

10

What is the general age of the members of congress?

50+

11

The federal official who is responsible for signing a bill passed by congress into law?

The president

12

What is a veto?

The presidents rejection of a congressional bill

13

Who is the considered to be the official leader of the U.S. Senate when the Vice President is absent?

The president pro tempore

14

What responsibility does the legislative branch have with the law?

Make the law

15

Who are the only people that can sponsor/ introduce a bill into either the House or Senate?

The members of congress

16

What is the length of a term for a U.S. Senator ?

6

17

How many members are currently serving in the U.S. Senate?

100

18

What is the minimum age for a member of the U.S. senate?

30

19

A bill that applies to all of American people and society if known as what?

Public bill

20

What level of education has the majority of members of congress achieved?

College

21

What racial group of people occupies the majority of sweats in congress

White

22

Who can make suggestions for a law?

Anyone including private citizens

23

What is the minimum age for a member in the House of Representatives

25

24

Where must any bill involving appropriations start at?

The House of Representatives

25

What is the immune number of representatives, that each of he fifty states is guaranteed by the U.S. constitution?

One

26

A tax that an individual pays directly to the government is called what?

Direct tax

27

How is the very first bill identified after is has been introduced in the U.S. House?

HR 1

28

Debate in the House of Representatives is more what, unlike the U.S. senate?

Limited

29

When is the president t of the senate allowed to vote in the senate?

When there's a tie vote

30

A congressional bill passed in the U.S. House of representatives has to be in what form with the bill, which is passed in the is senate to become a law?

Identical