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Unformatted text preview: responsive to the people. d. Speaker i. Most of party power is concentrated ii. Leader of majority party 1. Selects/consults with rules committee a. Affects what is brought up on the floor. iii. Control of scheduling e. Under the speaker i. Party leader & Whips 1. Enforce discipline 3. Apportionment and Redistricting a. Every 10 yrs. a national census is taken i. Gerrymandering- redistricting to make the house more powerful in certain areas b. Used to be 1 rep for 30,000 constituents i. In 1929 the size of 435 reps was set as fixed 4. Party Caucus a. Set their agenda/strategy i. What are you going to do and how are we going to do it. ii. Impose party discipline 1. Threaten people a. Agriculture committee, etc. 2. Withhold campaign funds iii. Choose Committee Assignments iv. Pick leaders/Officers v....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course POLISCI 111 taught by Professor Lupia during the Spring '07 term at University of Michigan.
- Spring '07