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1

The assigning by Congressional seats after each census is called

Reapportionment

2

the drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a party, group, or incumbent is known as

Gerrymandering

3

The process of redrawing legislative district lines following the census is called

Redistricting

4

the right to apportion representatives among the states according to the population is the authority of the

Congress

5

The Speaker of the House is formally chosen by

The entire House

6

Which of the following is true regarding the Speaker of the House?
1. The Speaker is formally chosen by the majority party caucus
2. The Speaker can appoint all members of all committees in the House
3. The Speaker is the spokesperson for the minority party
4. The Speaker is always a member of the majority party
5. The Speaker is next in line to become president if the sitting president dies in office

The Speaker is always a member of the majority party

7

The __ is the legislative leader selected by the majority party who helps plan party strategy, confers with other party leaders, and tries to keep members of the party in line

Majority leader

8

The legislative leader selected by the minority party as spokesperson for the opposition is known as the

Minority leader

9

When a senator temporarily blocks the consideration of a bill or nomination it is called a

Hold

10

The legislative practice that assigns the chair of a committee or subcommittee to the member of the majority party with the longest continuous service on the committee is known as the

Incumbent protection plan

11

When a majority of the members of the House of Representatives sign a __, a bill stuck in committee must be released for floor consideration

Discharge petition

12

The current Speaker of the House is

John Boehner

13

The current House minority Leader is

Nancy Pelosi

14

The current House Majority Leader is

Kevin McCarthy

15

The current House Majority Whip is

Steve Scalise

16

The current President of the Senate is

Joe Biden

17

The current President pro tempore is

Patrick Leahy

18

The current Senate Majority Leader is

Mitch McConnell

19

The current senate minority leader is

Harry Reid

20

The current senate majority whip is

John Cornyn