Gitelson, Chapter 10: CONGRESS Fill In (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 (G 261)

gerrymandering

 

 

102. Legislation that appropriates funds for local projects in an area that a member of Congress represents (G 262)

pork-barrel

 

 

103. Work done by members of Congress to provide constituents with personal services and help through the maze of federal programs and benefits(G 267)

casework

 

 

104. A legislature that is divided into two separate houses (G 269)

bicameral

 

 

105. Members of Congress who assist their party leaders in the House and Senate by communicating party positions to their party's members  (G 271)

party whips

 

 

106. The second highest party position in the U.S. House of Representatives and the first in the U.S. Senate (G 271).

majority leader

 

 

107. Chosen by vote of the majority party to preside over the

U.S. House of Representatives (G 270)

speaker of the House

 

 

108. Second in line to succeed the President (G 270)

speaker of the House

 

 

109. Committees consisting of members from two houses (G 272)

joint committees

 

 

110. A prolonged debate in the Senate that is intended to kill a bill by preventing a vote on it (G 279)

filibuster

 

 

111. Temporary committees established by the House or Senate to study particular problems (G 272)

select, or special, committees

 

 

112. Temporary joint committees that are formed to compromise differences between House and Senate versions of a bill (G 272)

conference committees

 

 

113. Committees that often play a critical, last minute role in shaping legislation (G 272)

conference committees

 

 

114. The tradition in which the member of the majority party with the longest continuous service on a committee automatically becomes its chair (G 274)

seniority system