Government 4 period
1. Private Bills: A private bill is a bill that deals with individual people or places.
2. Public Bills: A public bill is a public bill open to the general which deals with general
matters and applying to the entire nation.
3. Simple Resolution: Simple resolution is a statement adopted to cover matters
affecting only one of the two houses of congress.
4. Rider: A rider is a provision included in a bill on a subject other than the one covered
in the bill.
5. Veto: A veto is a rejection of a bill. The president can veto a bill meaning not
makikng the bill a law. But the congress can overturn the veto with a 2/3 vote.
6. Pocket Veto: When the president kills a bill passed during the last 10 days of
congress is in session by simply refusing to act upon it.
7. Tax: A tax is the money that people and businesses pay to support the activites of the
8. Closed rule: A closed rule is a rule that forbids members of congress to offer
amendments to a bill from the floor.
9. Appropriation: An appropriation is gthe acceptance of how the government spends
10. Entitlement: An entitlement is a required government expenditure that continues from
one year to the next.
11. Lobbyist: A lobbyist is an interest group representative. 12. Lobbying: Lobbying is direct contact made by a lobbyist in order to persuade
government officials to support the policies their interest groups favors.
13. Casework: The work that a lawmaker does to help constituents with problems.
14. Pork barrel legislation: Laws passed by congress that appropriatemoney for local
15. Logrolling: An agreement by two or more