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Agenda setting and lawmaking.
Policymaking and agenda setting
Representation and lawmaking
Budget approval and policy making.
The president would veto legislation eliminating the filibuster.
Both Republicans and Democrats want the opportunity to use it when they are in the minority
It would require a constitutional amendment.
The public favors keeping it
The Supreme Court has ruled that the parliamentary procedure to eliminate it is unconstitutional
More likely to engage in vigorous oversight when the presidency and Congress are controlled by the same party.
less likely to engage in oversight when the presidency and Congress are controlled by the same party.
More likely to engage in oversight when the public is not interested in the work of an agency.
Less likely to engage in oversight in an election year.
More likely to engage in oversight in an election year.
A congressional witch hunt
Committee interference with executive prerogative
One of the enumerated powers of Congress
Their power in the legislative process
The method of determining their constituencies.
their role in the impeachment process.
The size of the institutions
The length of their terms.
The power to veto acts of the president
The power of impeachment
The power to approve treaties
The power to approve presidential appointments to the federal courts
Congressional oversight of the executive branch
Conducting a trial of a president on impeachment charges.
Confirming presidential appointments to the Supreme Court.
Confirming presidential appointments to top positions in the executive branch of government. confirming presidential appointments to top positions in the executive branch of government. confirming presidential appointments to top positions in the executive branch of government.
House of Representatives.
Congress as a whole.
Will expand to 500 members in 2012
Is currently set at 435 members.
Remained at 325 members until 2000.
Was frozen by the Twenty-sixth Amendment.
Changes every ten years following the census.
Franking the membership
Is this the right district or state for me?
What is the strategic situation in the district?
How are the national tides running? How are the national tides running?
Will this seat lead to the presidency?
Do I have access to the funds necessary to run a vigorous campaign?
Can appeal to voters more easily.
Can use their franking privileges to mail campaign literature.
have more access to PAC money than do challengers.
Have greater access to federal funds to seek reelection.
Are permitted to use their office staff to supplement their campaign staff.
In recent years they have been voting more for the Republican Party.
The issue of immigration has had an important effect on the Hispanic vote.
Both parties have tried to win the Hispanic vote
They do not vote as solidly for one party as do African Americans.
They are even more underrepresented than African Americans.
It has become completely nonexistent because of declining party ties.
It has been ignored by mainstream political scientists.
It has decreased in importance due to declining party ties.
It has remained roughly as powerful as before.
It has become more pronounced because of increasing party ties.
The decreasing willingness of members to follow their party leaders.
An increasing number of members who refuse to identify with either party.
increasing hostility toward presidential leadership
the public’s decreasing attention to the actions of Congress.
Increasing party polarization.
Give the courts a record from which to study congressional intent. give the courts a record from which to study congressional intent.
Give the president more power in the legislative process than he would have otherwise
increase congressional power by allowing detailed analysis and modification of legislation.
Control the influence of lobbyists on the legislative process.
Permit the leadership to control the legislative process.
The House Government Reform Committee
The House Ways and Means Committee
The House Appropriations Committee
The House Rules Committee
The House Administration Committee
The congressional chief of staff the congressional chief of staff the congressional chief of staff
The Government Accountability Office
The Joint Authorization Task Force
The Legislative Budget Board
The chamber that considered the bill originally should take the lead in resolving the differences.
It dies immediately and both chambers must start over.
It is sent back to each chamber for reconsideration.
The president appoints a mediator to negotiate an acceptable compromise.
A conference committee is formed to bridge the gap between the bills.