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What is our US Congressional District

8th

2

Who is our US Congressional Representative?

David Kustoff

3

Who is our Senior US Senator?

Lamar Alexander

4

Who is our Junior US Senator?

Marsha Blackburn

5

How many US Congressional Districts are there in Tennessee?

9

6

Who is the Majority Leader in the House?

Steny Hoyer

7

Who is the Minority Leader in the House?

Kevin McCarthy

8

Who is the Speaker of the House?

Nancy Pelosi

9

Who is the Majority Leader of the Senate?

Mitch McConnell

10

Who is the Minority Leader of the Senate?

Chuck Schumer

11

Who is the President Pro Tempore of the Senate?

Chuck Grassley

12

This is the official Head Count of the USA and determines tax revenue and representation for each state.

Census

13

What was the significance of Baker v. Carr Supreme Court Case?

Ruled that Courts can rule on cases of Redistricting as it pertains to the Equal protection Clause in the 14th Amendment

14

What is the purpose of a committee?

To Gather Information
Compare and Evaluate Legislative Alternatives
Identify Policy Problems and Propose Solutions

15

This is a permanent panels identified as such in chamber rules

Standing Committees

16

These are made up of Members of both the House and Senate.

Joint Committees

17

What is the purpose of subcommittees?

To further divide task of the standing committees

18

This is proposed legislation under consideration by a legislature.

Bill

19

True or False
The bill is dead if the President vetoes the Bill.

False, the Congress can Override the President

20

True or False
A Bill can become law without President's Signature.

True, Not signed or vetoed in 10 days it becomes law

21

True or False
Committees can stop a bill from becoming a Law

True, they vote and if it doesn't get majority it dies

22

Which house usually uses Electronic Voting to vote on bills

House of Representatives

23

What can Congress do if the President Vetoes a Bill?

Override with 2/3 of both houses

24

Where do ideas for Bills come from?

Anyone

25

This is all activities of a commercial or business nature between U.S. citizens and is under the control of US Congress

Commerce

26

Political powers granted to the United States government that aren’t explicitly stated in the Constitution.

Implied Powers

27

This power is given to the Senate as a check on the Executive Branch

Confirmations

28

The power to initiate all Bills pertaining to this is given to the House. The Senate can mark it up and vote on it but it has to start in the house.

Appropriations

29

This is a section of the United States Constitution that enables Congress to make the laws required for the exercise of its other powers established by the Constitution.

Necessary and Proper Clause (Elastic Clause)

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This has been done 11 times by the United States Congress and was last done in 1942

Declare War