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Political Science
Course
POLI 2051
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Spring

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Chapter1112042012ApprovalofCongressrelativetothepresidentCongresstendstobelesspopularthanthepresidentBasicinfoonCongressbicameralwhytwochambersPracticalexTheGreatCompromiseforbigandsmallstatesPhilosophicaldispersingpowerasmuchaspossiblechecksandbalancesHouseofRepresentatives2yeartermsSenate6yeartermsthesetermsarestaggeredKnowwhatthatmeansHouseofRepresentatives435memberscurrent192D240R3vacanciesRepresentationbasedonpopulationRepresentativesservetwoyeartermsSeatsarereapportionedeverytenyearsSenate100memberscurrent51democrats47republicans2independentsEqualrepresentationSenatorsservesixyeartermsTermsarestaggered13upforelectionevery2yearsLAdoesnothavesenateseatsupforelectionthisyearDemocratsaredefending23seatsRepublicansaredefending10seatsCongressionalorganizationLeadershipknowleadershippositionsSpeakeroftheHousethepresidingofficeroftheHouseofRepresentativeselectedbythevoteofHousemembersWhipapoliticalpartymemberinCongresschargedwithkeepingmembersinformedoftheplansofthepartyleadershipcountingvotesbeforeactiononimportantissuesandroundinguppartymembersforvotesonbillscommitteesubcommitteesknowtypesofcommitteesStandingrelativelypermanentcongressionalcommitteesthataddressspecificareasoflegislationSelecttemporarycommitteesinCongresscreatedtoconductstudiesorinvestigationsTheyhavenopowertoreportbillsJointcongressionalcommitteeswithmembersfromboththeHouseandtheSenateConferenceadhoccommitteesmadeupofmembersofboththeSenateandtheHouseofRepresentativessetuptoreconciledifferencesintheprovisionsofbillsstaffmembersofCongresshavealargepersonalstaffandalsohavestaffassociatedwitheachcommitteeLobbyistsmeetwithstaffersbecausetheyknowthatsometimesiftheyconvincethestafferhecanthenconvincethecongressmanMembersofCongressrelyonstafftotellthemwhattodoandhowtovoteWhataretheadvantagesofbeingthemajoritypartyControltheagendaAssigncommitteechairsAppointkeyleadersOversightofexecutivebranch
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