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Permanent and continuous from one Congress to the next (House Budget Committee)

Standing committee

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Members of both houses; used for research or investigation (Joint Comm Taxation

Joint committees

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Members of bigger houses; not be work out differences on bills passed

Conference committee

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Temporarily appointed of specific purpose

Select (special) committee

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Raise money-must originate in house

Revenue bill

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Authorize the use of money

Appropriations bill

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Wars powers act

Cannot be committed for more than 60 days without congressional approval

Congress must be notified within 48 hrs

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This term refers a legislative body composed of two houses providing checks and balances on policy making in the govt

Bicameralism

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Each state, according to the constitution, is entitled to this many senators

2

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The House of Representatives has this many members

435

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This House officer is the only congressional leader specifically mentioned in the US constitution - they serve as the chamber's presiding officer

Speaker of the house

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The representative function of congress is best illustrated in the process - it occurs every two years in the US

Direct elections of members of the House of Representatives

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This plays a much bigger role in the House of Representatives than in the senate when it comes to reelection. More than 90% of these are reelected in the House.

Incumbency

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These bills- that raise money for the U.S. Govt -must originate in the house

Revenue bills

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The details of most legislation are worked out in this setting

Committees (subcommittees)

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The responsibility for reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of a bill falls to this type of committee

Conference committee

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The term of a US senator is this long- four years more than their counterparts in the House of Representatives

6

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This is an idea that elected representatives should listen to the opinions of their constituency BUT use their own judgement when making decisions on policy

Acting as a trustee

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When making judicial appointments, the President generally refers to the Senators from the state in which the vacancy occurred

Senatorial courtesy

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These congressional leaders are responsible for unifying party members when it comes to voting on particular pieces of legislation

Whips

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This chamber of Congress is known for its members possessing more policy specialization in select areas

House of Representatives

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One of the many jobs of Congress is to question members of the executive branch pertaining to its execution of the law- use of this function has increased since the 1960s

Oversight

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The senate plays a more influential role in foreign policy because they solely possess this constitutional authority

Advise and consent

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This agency is responsible for providing advice to members of congress regarding consequences of budget measures

Congressional Budget Office

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This agency was designed to provide a method for members of congress to access non-partisan info on issues and legislation

Congressional Research Service

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These are bills that are clear benefits to the district or the state of a member of Congress

Pork (earmarks)

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The agency is charged with the duty of overseeing the spending of executive departments

General Accounting Office