AG 9

  1. determining which public-policy questions will be debated or considered
    agenda setting
  2. the passage, by congress, of a spending bill specifying the amount of authorized funds that actually will  be allocated for an agency's use.
  3. a formal declaration by a legislative committee that a certain amount of funding may be available to an agency
  4. Personal work for constituents by members of congress.
  5. a special joint committee appointed to reconcile differences when bills pass the two chambers of congress in different format
    conference commitee
  6. a temporary funding law that congress passes when an appropriations bill has not been passed by the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1
    continuing resolution
  7. a procedure by which a bill in the house of reps may be forced out of a committee that has refused to report it for consideration by the house. the petition must be signed by an absolute majority of representatives and is used only on rare occasions.
    discharge petition
  8. special provisions in legislation to set aside funds for projects that have not passed an impartial evaluation by agencies of the executive branch 
    earmarks aka pork
  9. the budget prepared and submitted by the president to congress
    executive budget
  10. the annual process in which the OMB after recieving formal federal agency requests for funding for the next fiscal year, reviews the requests, make changes, and submits its recommendations to the president
    fall review
  11. a resolution passed by congress in may that sets overall revenue goals and spending targets for the following fiscal year
    first budget resolution
  12. a policy that enables members of congress to send material through the mail by substituting their facsimile signature for postage
  13. a legislator who is an agent of the voters who elected him or her and who votes according to the views of constituents regardless of personal beliefs
    instructed delegate
  14. a legislative committee composed of members from both chambers of congress
    joint commitee
  15. a question that may be raised and reviewed in court
    justiciable question
  16. an arrangement in which two or more members of congress agree in advance to support each other's bills
  17. elected by members of the majority party to foster cohesion and to act as a spokesperson for the majority party
    majority leader of the house
  18. the party leader elected by members of the minority party in the house
    minority leader of the house
  19. a person who hears and investigates complaints by private individuals against public officials or agencies
  20. the process by which congress follows up on laws it has enacted to ensure that they are being enforced and administered in the way
  21. the senator who presides over the senate in the absence of the vice president
    president pro tempore
  22. the allocation of seats in the house of representatives to each state after each census
  23. the function of members of congress as elected officials representing the views of their constituents
  24. a standing committee of the house of reps that provides special rules under which specific bulls can be debated, amended, and considered by the house
    rules committee
  25. a district that returns a legislator with 55 percent of the vote or more
    safe seat
  26. a resolution passed by congress in september that sets binding limits on taxes and spending for the following fiscal year
    second budget resolution
  27. a temporary legislative committee established for a limited time period and for a special purpose
    select committee
  28. a custom followed in both chambers of congress specifying that the member of the majority party with the longest term of continuous service will be given preference when a committee
    seniority system
  29. the annual process in which the office of management and budget (OMB) requires federal agencies to review their programs, activities, and goals and submit their request for funding for the nest fiscal year
    spring review
  30. a permanent committee in the house or senate that considers within a certain subject area
    standing committee
  31. a legislator who acts according to her or his conscience and the broad interests of the entire society
  32. a member of congress who aids the majority or minority leader of the house or the senate
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AG 9
American Government