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1

What is the federal government's total expenditures?

$3.55 trillion ($3,500 billion)

2

The expenditures for the legislative branch?

$7 billion

3

The expenditures for the executive branch?

$7 billion

4

The expenditures for the executive branch?

$3,500 billion

5

What are the 3 big programs that use up a majority of our federal spending (rank them highest to lowest)

1. Social security - 24%
2. Healthcare - 24%
3. Defense Dept - 17%

6

What are the 3 biggest incomes for the federal govt and how are they ranked? (highest to lowest)

1. Individual income - 46%
2. Payroll - 34%
3. Corporate income - 11%

7

What is was the highest ever marginal rate?

94%

8

What is the current highest marginal rate?

35%

9

Lower-income individuals pay a higher rate

Regressive tax

10

Higher-income individuals pay a higher rate

Progressive tax

11

Whats the saying about Congress?

Hate the Congress... Love your congressman

12

Approval/disapproval rating for Yarmuth?

62% approval
26% disapproval

13

Overall Congress approval rating? Disapproval?

15% approve
70% disapprove

14

Over ___ of House incumbents who seek re-election win, the number is just slightly lower for the Senate

95%

15

What are some reasons why House incumbents are likely to get reelected?

- Take care of Constituents
- Fund-raising advantage
- Redistricting

16

Each member of the house represents roughly _____ people

700,000

17

How many members of the Senate?

100 members

18

The Senate is referred to as?

"The Upper House"

19

Qualifications for Senate:
- How old?
- How long a citizen?
- Where should you be from?

- 30 years of age
- US citizen for 9 years
- Inhabit state you represent when elected

20

How many women in Senate? African Americans?

17 women, 1 African American

21

How many members of the house?

435 voting members + 5 non-voting

22

What is the House referred to as?

"The Lower House"

23

Qualifications for the House:
- How old?
- How long a citizen?
- Where should you be from?

- 25 years old
- US citizen for 7 years
- Inhabit state you were elected in

24

Who is our Senator?

Good ole Mitch McConnell

25

Who is the president of the Senate?

Joe Biden

26

Who is our Pro Tempore of the Senate?

Orin Hatch

27

Who is our Speaker of the House?

Its up in the air rn

28

This is when Congressmen work hard to get their share of federal spending projects for their constituents

Pork-barrel spending

29

Responding to their constituents' individual requests. The representative's staff is always ready to assist someone who is seeking information about a gov't program or looking to get a federal benefit.

Service strategy

30

The responsibility for redrawing House election district rests with the respective state legislatures

Redistricting