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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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