SB Chapter 9: CONGRESS Fill In (5.5)



101. The practice by the party controlling the state legislature of drawing congressional district boundaries to maximize the number of seats it can win (SB 226m)




102. An arrangement among two or more people to support each otherís proposals (SB 217m)




103. Work done by members of Congress to provide constituents with personal services and help through the maze of federal programs and benefits (SB 219m)




104. The division of any legislature into two separate chambers (SB 217m)




105. Member of Congress who assist their party leaders in the House and Senate by communicating party positions to their party's members  (SB 236m)

party whips



106. The second highest party position in the U.S. House of Representatives and the first in the U.S. Senate

(SB 235m, 236m).

majority leader

107. Chosen by vote of the majority party to preside over the U.S. House of Representatives (SB 235m)


of the House

108. Sets the order and time limits for debate in the House of Representatives (SB 222m)

rules committee

109. Committee consisting of members from two houses

(SB 233m)

joint committee

110. A prolonged debate in the Senate that is intended to kill a bill by preventing a vote on it (SB 222m)


111. Temporary committee established by the House or Senate to study particular problems (SB 233m)

select committee

112. Temporary joint committee formed to compromise differences between House and Senate versions of a bill

(SB 233m)

conference committee

113. Committee that often play a critical, last minute role in shaping legislation (SB 233m)

conference committee

114. The tradition in which the member of the majority party with the longest continuous service on a committee automatically becomes its chair (SB 234m)

seniority system