Flashcards in Gov Deck (39)
The members of the U.S. House of Representatives are elected to serve for how many years?
What is a two-house chamber or legislative body called?
What is the name given to the political party that has the fewest members in the House of Representatives?
The Minority Party
During what month of he year does a new term/session begin for congress?
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
What is the name for the tactic for delaying debate in the senate by along lengthy speeches ofr "talking a bill to death"?
How many members are currently seri in on the U.S. House of Representatives
Who is the official leader is U.S. census as delegated by the constitution?
Vice president of president of the senate
How many senators is each of the fifty states guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution?
What is the general age of the members of congress?
The federal official who is responsible for signing a bill passed by congress into law?
What is a veto?
The presidents rejection of a congressional bill
Who is the considered to be the official leader of the U.S. Senate when the Vice President is absent?
The president pro tempore
What responsibility does the legislative branch have with the law?
Make the law
Who are the only people that can sponsor/ introduce a bill into either the House or Senate?
The members of congress
What is the length of a term for a U.S. Senator ?
How many members are currently serving in the U.S. Senate?
What is the minimum age for a member of the U.S. senate?
A bill that applies to all of American people and society if known as what?
What level of education has the majority of members of congress achieved?
What racial group of people occupies the majority of sweats in congress
Who can make suggestions for a law?
Anyone including private citizens
What is the minimum age for a member in the House of Representatives
Where must any bill involving appropriations start at?
The House of Representatives
What is the immune number of representatives, that each of he fifty states is guaranteed by the U.S. constitution?
A tax that an individual pays directly to the government is called what?
How is the very first bill identified after is has been introduced in the U.S. House?
Debate in the House of Representatives is more what, unlike the U.S. senate?
When is the president t of the senate allowed to vote in the senate?
When there's a tie vote