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)

gerrymandering

 

 

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

logrolling

 

 

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)

casework

 

 

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

bicameral

 

 

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)

Speaker

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)

filibuster

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