POLS 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Georgia General Assembly, Vote Trading, Asian Americans

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Article 1- senate dems filibuster (endless debate) for. Senate democrats are going to bring down no matter who trump chooses for supreme court, will need 60 votes to be confirmed. Bicameral legislature- divided into two houses: senate, house of representatives. Apportionment- process of allotting congressional seats according to its proportion of population for each state (happens every 10 years because census goes out every 10 years) Redistricting- process of redrawing congressional districts to reflect those increases and decreases, done by state legislatures, leads to gerrymandering (create electoral advantage because of their parties) A new congress seated every 2 years: all representatives (house, 1/3 of senators every 2 years. Committees- set agendas: legislation considered here, leaders belong party with majority in house, committee chair- can sit on bills. Caucuses: elect party leaders, review committee assignments- make, move people around, party policy/platform, party discipline. Running in their own district have to appeal to state. Formality, senate is more friendly, because less people.

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