Congress Notes - Congress March 18, 2008 Congress...

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Congress March 18, 2008 Congress Comparatively Method of selection: Parliament: Party Chooses Congress: Primary Election Voting Patterns: Parliament: Always support leader (if not, government may fall or member may not keep seat) Congress: Member votes their district Choosing the Executive Parliament chooses a "Prime Minister" type Congress is unlikely to select the president Salary and Support Parliament: Less "voice"; rather, voices the opinion of the party. Lower salary, less support. Congress: Voices opinion, higher salary, much support (research groups, etc.) House-Senate Differences Terms (6 v. 2) Sizes (100 v. 435) Individual Power Filibuster: No limits on debate in Senate, whereas the House may only debate for an hour or so. Cloture: Vote of Senate to make a Senator to stop talking. Debate stops and voting begins. Requires 60 votes. Double-Tracking: Setting aside a bill that is being filibustered. Representation
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2008 for the course POLS 1001 taught by Professor Cann during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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