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Congress House and Senate Study Guide

by: Audrey Meadows

Congress House and Senate Study Guide POL 1510

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One question is not answered, this involves a photo chart that I cannot post on StudySoup, look up the lawmaking process chart and Im sure you can find a few :)
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Date Created: 10/10/16
Chapter 11 – Study Questions  List and discuss the various differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House represents a district while The Senate represents an entire state. The House has 435 members (based on state population) The Senate has 100 members (each state has 2 senators) House of Reps is a 2-year term Senate seat is a 6-year term  Approximately how many constituents make up a congressional district? About 700,000  Discuss the difference between the trustee and delegate model of representation. Trustee delegate: emphasizes and encourages decisions that are in the best interests of the nation as a whole. Delegate model: follows the opinions of their constituents at all times in order to have a truly representative democracy.  Discuss reapportionment and redistricting. What is gerrymandering? Reapportionment: Reassign the number of districts to give to each state based on population Redistricting: The state’s responsibility to draw the districts’ boundaries to administrative or election districts Gerrymandering: to divide election districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a larger number of districts.  List and discuss the expressed powers of Congress listed in Article I section 8 of the Constitution. Taxation: Allocates gov’t money Authorizes how much money goes to different sectors of gov’t War Powers: Regulation of Commerce Appointments and Treaties (2/3 of the Senate must approve to pass laws) Impeachment/Removal from Office Lawmaking: (Expressed powers in the Constitution, Implied powers (not expressed in Constitution but part of necessary and proper clause) Authorization of Courts Oversight: (the ability to check in on the actions of the executive branch)  What are the key leadership roles in the House and Senate? Speaker of the House House Majority/Minority Leader House Majority/Minority Whip Asst. Democratic Leader  Who currently serves in these key leadership roles?  Paul Ryan-Speaker of the House  Kevin McCarthy- House Majority Leader  Steve Scalice- House Majority Whip  Nancy Pelosi- House Minority Leader  Steny Hoyer- House Minority Whip  James Clyburn- Asst. Democratic Leader  How many committees are there in the House and Senate? 20 committees in House; 16 committees in Senate  How does a bill become law?  What is the purpose of the House Rules Committee? Maintains control before the bill goes to the floor by issuing a rule dictating how many amendments may be considered  What is a filibuster? Senatorial Hold? Cloture? Filibuster- tactic of extended speech designed to delay or block passage of a bill in the Senate Cloture- vote that can stop a filibuster and bring debate on a bill to end Hold-power available to prevent unanimous consent that allows a bill or presidential nomination to come to the Senate floor; can be broken by invoking cloture  List and discuss the major legislative responsibilities of a successful legislator. Committee Work Bill Sponsorship Roll Call Votes Federal Funds


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