Pay staff salaries
Travel to their home state.
Communicate with constituents
Get research services from the Library of Congress
The dominant occupation of members of Congress is las
There are no Hispanics in the Senate
Proportionately, women are well represented in Congress today.
Most members of Congress share the beliefs and attitudes of a large proportion of their constituents.
Better funded than the opponent
Senators have less personal contact with their constituents.
Senators have more visibility and media coverage.
An entire state is usually less diverse than a single congressional district
Senators tend to draw more visible challengers
Someone who was a citizen for ten years
Someone who had been a resident of their state for only one year
A 28 year old
None of the above.
Voter awareness of how members of Congress vote on important policy decisions
Favorable economic conditions
Advertising, credit-claiming, and position-taking
Convincing other members to support their positions
Position taking on issues important to the constituency
Scandal or a charge of corruption
PACs contribute about a one-fourth of the funds raised by candidates for Congress.
PACs sometimes make contributions after the election.
Challengers receive more PAC money than incumbents.
PACs make contributions to candidates because they want access to policymakers.
Members of the House
Members from safe seats
Has two houses
Holds biannual sessions
Is more centralized that the Senate
Is less hierarchical than the Senate
Is more likely to have party-line voting
Has fewer leaders than the senate
Reviews most bills coming from a House committee
Schedules bills on the calendar
Allots time for debating bills
All of the above
The Rules Committee
The president of the Senate
the minority leader
They are used in both houses.
They can tie up the legislative agenda.
They are used to talk a bill to death.
Rules adopted over the years make it easier to close off debate.
Presiding over the House when it is in session
Making committee assignments and appointing leaders
Serving as a vice president of the United States
Influencing the assignment of bills to committees