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Department
Plant Biology
Course
PBIO 004
Professor
Nicholas J.Gotelli
Semester
Fall

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Michael Given 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 government. 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 their money. 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 federal projects. 15. Logrolling: An agreement by two or more
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