POLS_110_-_Lecture_16

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Chapter 11 (cont’d): CONGRESS; THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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How Exceptional is Congress? Congress remains the most influential and independent legislature among Western democratic nations.
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Representation and Democracy: Styles of representation Edmund Burke described two principal styles of representation in 1774. Delegate theory Trustee theory Senators (who have longer terms of office) usually have more latitude than representatives to assume the trustee style.
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Two Basic Problems that Congress Faces: Organization Information Congress establishes committees and subcommittees with a huge staff to overcome these problems. - Organizes the problems into informational units - Identify policy problems (providing info.) - Find its solution (what kinds exist v. what will work)
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Congressional Committees: Most of the work of Congress takes place in its committees and subcommittees . Committee assignments
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