10. Congress. The National Legislature. The House of Representatives. The Senate. 1. term. term. Each _______ lasts for two years. session. session. period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles and conducts business. adjourn. adjourn. suspends until the next session.
Each _______ lasts for two years.
period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles and conducts business
suspends until the next session
a meeting to deal with some emergency situation
distributed House of Representatives based on state populations
redistribute, the seats in the House after each decennial census
even years, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 congressional elections that occur in the nonpresidential years
voters in each district elect one of the State’s representatives from among a field of candidates running for a Seat in the House from that district
elected from the State as a whole, rather than from a particular district
districts have been drawn to the advantage of the political party that controls the State legislature
the Senate never has all of its seats up for election at the same time; only a third of them 33 o34 terms expire every 2 years
people and interests the senators represent
see issues as they see them, regardless of the views held by their constituents or by any of the other group that seek to influence their decision
lawmakers who owe their first allegiance to their political party
attempt to combine the basic elements of the trustee, delegate, and partisan roles
process by which Congress, through its committees, checks to see the various agencies in the executive branch are working effectively and acting in line with the policies that Congress has set by law
well-known benefit that allows them to mail letters and other materials posting-free by substituting their signature (frank) for the postage
Profile of the 100th Congress.
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R, Florida).