Government Study Guide
KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, IDEAS
Bicameral- having two branches or chambers
Caucus- a meeting of members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party
Censure- express a severe disapproval typically in a formal statement
Census- an official court or survey of population, typically recording carious details of individuals
Cloture- a procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote
Filibuster- an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly
Franking privilege- allows members send mail using their signature instead of a stamp
Gerrymandering- manipulate the boundaries
Government Printing Office- an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for congress
Joint committees- made up of both members of both chambers
Quorum- the minimum number of member to be present at a meeting to make a meeting valid
Seniority system- the concept of a person or group being in charged
Session- a meeting of a deliberative or judicial body to conduct its business
Whips- A member of legislature appointed to facilitate party organization
Identify the qualifications for the House of Representatives and the Senate. HOR- must be at least 25 yrs old, U.S citizen for 7 yrs, live in represented state-district Senate- at least 30 yrs old, U.S citizen for 9 yrs, live in represented state
What type of actions could bring about a vote of censure?
Who are the people that assist the minority and majority leaders in Congress? The minority and majority whips
How are bills brought to the floor in the Senate?
By unanimous consent
The standing committees of each houses are controlled by who? The majority party
This group specializes in a subcategory of its standing committee’s responsibility. The subcommittee
These committees act as study groups for...