The United States Congress, which is made up of two houses, is a
This is NOT a qualification for election to the Senate.
married for 5 years
This could bring about a vote of censure.
accepting a bribe
In Congress the majority and minority leaders are assisted by
In the Senate bills are brought to the floor by
The standing committees of each house are controlled by
the majority party.
This group specializes in a subcategory of its standing committee’s responsibility.
These committees act as study groups for the House and Senate.
Some lawmakers believe this group has too much power.
The budget-making work of Congress is coordinated by the
Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
This is NOT a qualification for election to the House of Representatives.
a degree in law
The process of setting up new congressional districts after reapportionment is called
People in districts represented in Congress are called
The presiding officer of the House of Representatives is the
The president of the Senate is the
A filibuster can be stopped when three-fifths of the Senate votes for
The power to write the rules in Congress is controlled by the
This is a House subcommittee.
This government office is responsible for the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Government Printing Office (GPO)
This great center of information contains almost a 100 million items.
Library of Congress
Representatives are elected from
Redistricting power was abused by creating congressional districts of unequal power and by
Senators are elected for
One reason incumbents are reelected is that they have
Members of Congress can be arrested for this offense even when attending Congress.
The main task of each house of Congress is to
The flow of legislative work in Congress is controlled by the
Many procedures in Congress are organized around
Before both houses of Congress pass it and the president signs it, a proposed law is a
This is required for a legislative body to take official action.
This person’s main job is to steer the party’s bills through the Senate.
The Senate conducts most of its business through
These assistants make sure that legislators are present for key votes.
In the Senate the rules are designed to make sure that all senators
follow their party’s platform.