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Term Definition
Legislative branch Make laws
Impeachment Charges against any body in the government
Appropriations Sum of money or total of assets devoted to a special purpose
Speaker of the House Presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives
Bicameral Having two branches or chambers.
Vice President Official or executive ranking below and deputizing for a president
Standing committee Permanent committee that meets regularly
Majority party Political party having electoral strength sufficient to permit it to win control of a government
Redistricting Divide or organize into new political
Re-appointment The act of appointing, designating, or placing in office
President Pro Tempore High-ranking senator of the majority party who presides over the US Senate in the absence of the vice president
filibuster Person engaging in unauthorized warfare against a foreign country
Constituents Member of a constituency
Census Official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals
Conference committee A committee of the United States Congress appointed by the House of Representatives and Senate to resolve disagreements on a particular bill
Joint session two normally separate decision-making groups meet together
Implied powers powers of U.S. government which have not been explicitly granted by the Constitution but that is implied by the necessary and proper clause to be delegated for the purpose of carrying out the enumerated powers
Minority party cabinet formed in a parliamentary system when a political party or coalition of parties does not have a majority of overall seats in the parliament
Lobbyist person who takes part in an organized attempt to influence legislators
checks and balances counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups
Interest group group of people that seeks to influence public policy on the basis of a particular common interest or concern
Cloture procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote
Bill draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion
Expulsion depriving someone of membership in an organization

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