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How long are senators terms?
How many representatives sit in the house?
What is the salary of both senators and representatives?
Who is the current speaker of the house?
Which chamber elects the president in the event of a tie in the election?
Which chamber elects the vice-president in the event of a tie in the election?
Name a concurrent power of congress
Amend the Constitution
What type of bills can only begin in the house?
Aside from impeachment trial, what is another power exclusive to the senate?
Confirm executive appointments
Which midterm elections has been the only recent one where the president has gained a majority in both chambers?
What event indirectly caused this?
Which midterm election did a presidents party gain seats but not a majority?
Which president was this?
What was the incumbency rate in the house in 2016?
In the senate?
What is the name of the tactic of redrawing electoral boundaries to favour a certain social group or party?
Pork-barrelling is the tactic is where politicians add amendments to add ___________ to a bill.
What is this referred to as?
What can incumbents gain more of to help with their campaign?
In 2009, what piece of legislation did some democrats vote against, after public opinion swayed them?
Affordable care act
How many republicans voted for Obama's stimulus budget?
What are factions within congress known as?
What is the first stage of the legislative process?
And the second?
Debate and amend
And the fourth?
What handles the timetabling in the house?
House rules committee
In the senate?
Unanimous consent agreement
When can a filibuster be used?
If required, where does a bill go after the third reading?
Where is the final place a bill goes before it becomes law?
What is one of the things the president can do when a bill is given to him?
Leave on desk
What type of veto is the president now no longer able to excersize?
Because of that removal, what can the president no longer reject?
The senate and the house have roughly the same legislative power, meaning that if the 2 chambers have different __________ _______, it will be an obstacle to success.
What proportion of both chambers of congress is required to override a presidents veto
What is the term for a bill that can be discussed but no amendments can be offered?
How many senators are required to shut down a filibuster?
What is this known as?
A strength of the legislative process is the _____ ___ ________ that prevent tyranny and force compromise
Checks and balances
The detailed consideration of bills and filters to remove undesirable aspects makes for _______ ______
The legislative process protects the rights of _________,
The excessive need for compromise causes ____________
High levels of ____________ leads to gridlock
Too much compromise can cause ____-_______ legislation
What is the success rate over time for presidential vetoes?
1 in how many bills go into the Congress Committee
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