LO-07Br+Congress - Congress Roles of Congress...

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Unformatted text preview: Congress Roles of Congress Representative As Delegate: As Trustee: Lawmaker: As Member of Political Party Role depends on a number of factors But Local good different from national good Functions of Congress Legitimating Investigating Ombudsman Check on Executive/Judicial power Congressional elections Politics of defining congressional districts Reapportionment: Redistricting: Gerrymandering: 4. Types of gerrymandering 5. Pro-incumbent gerrymandering Partisan gerrymandering Racial gerrymandering: Running for Congress Who can run? Why would anyone want this job? How Congress works: Role of Political Party How Congress works: Organization Speaker of the House: majority party leader, serves as the presiding officer of the House Leadership power depends on person and amount of power given by party members Congressional Committees General: Types Standing Special or Select Joint Conference Seats on Committees Majority party gets chair How do you get on a Committee?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2009 for the course INTA 1200 taught by Professor Birchfield during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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