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  1. 10. Congress.

  2. The National Legislature.

  3. The House of Representatives.

  4. The Senate.

  5. 1.

  6. term

  7. term Each _______ lasts for two years.

  8. session

  9. session period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles and conducts business

  10. adjourn

  11. adjourn suspends until the next session

  12. prorogue

  13. prorogue end, discontinue

  14. special session

  15. special session a meeting to deal with some emergency situation

  16. apportion

  17. apportion distributed House of Representatives based on state populations

  18. reapportion

  19. reapportion redistribute, the seats in the House after each decennial census

  20. off-year election

  21. off-year election even years, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 congressional elections that occur in the nonpresidential years

  22. single-member district

  23. 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

  24. at-large

  25. at-large elected from the State as a whole, rather than from a particular district

  26. gerrymander

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

  28. continuous body

  29. 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

  30. constituency

  31. constituency people and interests the senators represent

  32. trustee

  33. 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

  34. partisan

  35. partisan lawmakers who owe their first allegiance to their political party

  36. politico

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

  38. oversight function

  39. 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

  40. franking privilege

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

  42. Party Leaders.

  43. Representation in Congress.

  44. Congress.

  45. Outside Washington.

  46. Perspectives.

  47. Congressional Apportionment, 2003-2013.

  48. Gains and Losses in Off-Year Elections.

  49. California Congressional Districts Today.

  50. The Original Gerrymander.