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Unformatted text preview: Exam: Monday November 6 Same format as Exam 1: 50 multiple choice questions In this room, same time Bring pencil GOV 3l0L Lecture 13 Keith O Congress! O Congress! I. II. III. IV. V. VI. Image and Reality Purpose Structure of the Institution Membership Congressional Process Influencing Legislative Decision Making I. Image and Reality People HATE Congress... I. Image and Reality ...but they LOVE their Congressman II. Purpose(s) Represent II. Purpose(s) Represent Legislate Oversight Constituent Casework III. Structure of the Institution A. B. C. D. Article I: Powers Bicameral Political Party Leadership Party Unity http://www.laits.utexas.edu/gov310/CO/partyun http://www.laits.utexas.edu/gov310/CO/partyu III. Structure of the Institution A. B. C. D. E. F. G. Article I: Powers Bicameral Political Party Leadership Committees Offices and agencies Staff Congressional Staff http://www.laits.utexas.edu/gov310/CO/staffco IV. Membership A. Terms and Qualifications House Senate IV. Membership A. B. Terms and Qualifications Who are they? http://clerk.house.gov/members/congProfile.ht http://www.laits.utexas.edu/gov310/CO/racege IV. Membership A. B. C. Terms and Qualifications Who are they? Incumbency IV. Membership A. B. C. D. Terms and Qualifications Who are they? Incumbency Reapportionment V. Congressional How a bill becomes law Process VI. Influencing Legislative Decision Making Lobbyists Bob Eckhardt, after a career as a Texas legislator, then a U.S. Congressman "The first important and practical lesson I learned ... is that you have to lobby with the lobby. The interest group proponents of a measure have a lot more time than a legislator does to devote to a single issue; and, with their specialty interest and their institutional format, they have frequently developed a greater access to leadership in a legislative body than even most of the members of that body. Also, though you as a member may know more about how the inside process works, they understand better the interplay between real power outside the official doors with the real powers within. There is not just the `militaryindustrial complex' that Eisenhower recognized but an industrialgovernmental complex which exercises the real power more than ever before." VI. Influencing Legislative Decision Making Lobbyists Economics Constituents Reelection President/Executive ...
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