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Jennifer Grierson POLS 1101: American Government Study Guide for Exam #2 Terms and Concepts Circles of constituency- Fenno’s paradox *** Congressional norms Pork barrel project- public works project and grants for specific districts paid for by general revenues Speaker of the House- Nancy Pelosi (democrat) majority leader- Steny Hoyer minority leader- John Boehner whips- found out how people (members of congress) tend to vote- communications between bosses and bottom also can be negotiators president- *** influence over bureaucracy- president appoints powerful individuals and political powers to important bureaucratic positions, budget proposal pro tempore -*** Filibuster- a practice of unlimited debate in the Senate in order to prevent or delay a vote on a bill Cloture- a vote to end a Senate filibuster; requires a 3/5 majority, or 60 votes Unanimous-consent agreement- Types of committees and their roles WEBCT White House office- the approximately four hundred employees within the EOP who work most closely and directly with the president Cabinet- ***whats important? Chief of staff- the person who oversees the operations of all White House staff and controls access to the president Office of Management and Budget- organization within the EOP that oversees the budgets of departments and agencies National Security Council- organization within the EOP that provides foreign policy advice to the president Council of Economic Advisors- organization within the EOP that advises the president on economic matters Veto pocket veto- presidential authority to kill a bill submitted within 10 days of the end of a
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