POLS 112 Day 8 NOTES
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Date Created: 04/27/16
POST -MIDTERM Pols Notes Day 8 ; The Institution of Congress o Structure : Bicameralism and checks and balances Result of the Great Constitutional Compromise Representation of separate constituencies and separate interests o Major Decision Making Bodies of Congress : US House of Representatives 435 members 2-year terms single district US Senate 100 members 6-year terms entire state o Functions of Congress : Lawmaking, representation, oversight, education. Lawmaking= Committee system : individuals are appointed to specific committees with the task of writing specific legislation. Membership within the committee is based on party strength. o 20-21 standing committees in each HOR and Senate. o Full floor of Senate (introduce bill) directed to proper committee funneled to subcommittee/debated on/legislation is written/etc. o Majority party can change rules in committee if they want o Filibuster= can block a bill. Forces changes to be made to bill. Representation = Models ? Delegate model. Trustee model(not always going to stay on your side of interest/looking out for bigger picture)
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