Chapter 13 section 2

  1. House rules
    defined actions individual representatives can take
  2. senate rules
    are flexible and give senators maximum freedom
  3. Senate debates
    unlimited and more informal: a proposal may be debated on and off for weeks or months
  4. House debates
    limited to 5 minutes and move fast= rarely last more than a day
  5. Do house leaders or senate leaders have more power?
  6. Committee work is more important in _________ than in _________
    house, senate
  7. senators represent
    their whole state
  8. representatives represent
  9. Constituents
    citizens in a representative's district
  10. which party controls the legislative work?
  11. Bill
    what a proposed law is called before both houses pass it and the President signs it
  12. Calendars
    schedules that list the order in which bills are considered
  13. 5 calendars:
    union, house, consent, private, discharge
  14. union calendar
    $ issue bills
  15. house calendar
    major non $ issues
  16. Consent calendar
    non controversial bills
  17. private calendar
    individuals or small group bills
  18. discharge calendar
    bill that are not making progress
  19. Rules Committee's job
    directs flow of legislation. Can stop bills or move them quickly or slowly. Regulates bills: when they will be debated and how long. Settles disputes among house committees.
  20. Quorum:
    minumum number of members that must be present to take official action
  21. House quorum
  22. house quorum when bill is sent by rules committee
  23. Is there a rules committee in the senate?
  24. 2 calendars:
    Calendar of General Orders, Executive Calendar
  25. Calendar of general orders
    lists all bills
  26. Executive calendar
    lists treaties and nominations
  27. Filibuster
    keep talking until majority abandons/ modifies bill. Can say anything.
  28. Cloture
    procedure that allows each senator only 1 hour to speak. Requires 3/5 majority. Not very common.
  29. What do the leaders of the house and senate do?
    organize and unify party members, schedule work of congress, make sure lawmakers attend key votes, distribute and collent info, keep congress in touch with president, influence lawmakers to support party policies.
  30. Who is the most important leader of the House and why?
    Speaker of the house and bcuz he is the presiding pfficer and leader of majority party, can recognize/ ignore ppl who want to talk, appoints some committee members, schedules bills of action, follows VP in succession of presidency
  31. Who is the Speaker of the House's assistant? What do they do?
    Majority leader; they plan party's legislative program, steer important bill through house, make sure important party work is finished
  32. Majority Leader
    is a party official but not a house official
  33. Whips
    assistants to floor leaders in house. They persuade majority party eeople to vote a certain way.
  34. minority leader and minority whip
    minor parties representatives, do same thing as major party's leaders but can't schedule stuff
  35. Senate leaders
    like the house but do not have a Speaker. Party leaders are not as important.
  36. Vice President
    can recognize people and put questions to a vote, but can't debate and only votes when tied.
  37. President pro tempore
    person who presides when VP is gone. Pro tempore= for the time being
  38. Majority Leaders in Senate
    steer party bills through senate, make sure party leaders attend, organize support
  39. Minority Leaders in Senate
    keep minority working together, criticize majority party bills
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Chapter 13 section 2
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