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  1. The Senate and House of Representatives Mr. Lawrence Am. Gov’t

  2. Rules of the Houses • Each house issues a book of complex rules to govern Congressional Proceedings. • These rules are Developed by the ________________ of each house • These are the most important Committees in each house • The Senates Rules: • The House of Reps’ Rules:

  3. Importance of Political Parties in Congress • Party Politics play: • The Parties elect their own leaders and vote along the same lines • Division between the two groups is so strong that they sit separately

  4. Leadership in the Houses • Each House of Congress has specific leadership roles that must be filled at the start of every session of Congress • These Leaders Have Six Duties:

  5. House of Reps. Leadership • Speaker of the House: • Chosen by a Caucus: • Member of the: • Approved by the entire House of Reps after the Caucus • Duties include

  6. House of Reps. Leadership Cont.Floor Leaders • Majority and Minority Party Leaders • Duties include: • Party Whips and Deputy Whips

  7. Senate Leaders • The Vice President • The Leader of the Senate according to the Constitution • President Pro Tempore • Means “ ” • Usually the Longest Serving member of the Majority Party • Duties Include:

  8. Senate Leaders Cont.Floor Leaders • Majority and Minority Party Leaders • Fulfills many of the same roles as their counterparts in the House of Reps • Party Whips and Deputy Whips • Fulfills many of the same roles as their counterparts in the House of Reps

  9. The Filibuster • A Product of the Unlimited Debate rule in the Senate • Filibusters can only be Broken by a __ __ __ _ vote of the Senate ( )