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Words to Study:Bicameral legislature: A branch with equal representation in the senate andrepresentation based on state population in the House.Seniority:A system that decides who gets the leadership role in a committeebased on who has been in the committee the longest.Caucus:A meeting of members of the same political party in both House andSenate.The Majority Party: A party that controls the top leadership positions.The Minority Party: A party that forms an organized opposition to the majorityparty.Party Committees: An organization connected to a political party.Party Voting(not bolded but still good to know): When a majority of members fromone party votes against the majority of members from the other party.Pork Barrel Spending: This is when party members spend money on projects thatbenefit their districts so they can improve their chance of winning the nextelection.Speaker Of the House: The presiding officer in the House of Representatives,selected by the majority party.House Majority Leader: The legislative leader selected by the majority party whohelps plan party strategy, confers with other party leaders, and tries to keepmembers of the party in line.House Minority Leader: the legislative leader selected by the minority party asspokesperson for the opposition.Presiding Officer: A person who calls floor action in the senate- not that powerfulcompared to the House’s speaker.President Pro Tempore: The 2nd highest ranking member of the senate behindthe Vice President.Senate Majority Leader: The most influential member of the senate. Theyoversee floor activity.Right of First recognition: This is when the presiding officer allows the senatemajority leader to speak on the floor before other senators.Senate Minority Leader: The head of the opposing party- works w majority leaderon scheduling.Senate Whips(assistant floor leaders): People who fill in for the majority andminority leaders when they are absent from the floor.12.2:

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Term
Fall
Professor
MARISA CARLISI
Tags
United States Congress, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, Party leaders of the United States Senate

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