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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.

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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


prorogue


prorogue

end, discontinue


special session


special session

a meeting to deal with some emergency situation


apportion


apportion

distributed House of Representatives based on state populations


reapportion


reapportion

redistribute, the seats in the House after each decennial census


off-year election


off-year election

even years, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 congressional elections that occur in the nonpresidential years


single-member district


single-member district

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


at-large


at-large

elected from the State as a whole, rather than from a particular district


gerrymander


gerrymander

districts have been drawn to the advantage of the political party that controls the State legislature


continuous body


continuous body

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


constituency


constituency

people and interests the senators represent


trustee


trustee

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


partisan


partisan

lawmakers who owe their first allegiance to their political party


politico


politico

attempt to combine the basic elements of the trustee, delegate, and partisan roles


oversight function


oversight function

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


franking privilege


franking privilege

well-known benefit that allows them to mail letters and other materials posting-free by substituting their signature (frank) for the postage


Party Leaders.


Representation in Congress.


Congress.


Outside Washington.


Perspectives.


Congressional Apportionment, 2003-2013.


Gains and Losses in Off-Year Elections.


California Congressional Districts Today.


The Original Gerrymander.


Major Differences Between the House and Senate.


Redistricting and Race.


Senator Blanche K. Brue.


How to Write Your Lawmakers.


Interpreting Political Cartoons.


Senator Barack Obama (D., Illinois)


Profile of the 100th Congress.


Voices on Government.


Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R, Florida).


Interpreting Political Cartoons.


Analyzing Political Cartoons.


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