Chapter 6 part 2

Chapter 6 part 2 - Chapter 6 Part 2 1. Speaker of the House...

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Chapter 6 – Part 2 1. Speaker of the House – the presiding officer of the House of Representatives. The Speaker is elected at the beginning of each congressional session on a party-line vote. As head of the majority party the Speaker has substantial control over the legislative agenda of the House. 2. Congress is subject to conditional party government , meaning that the degree of authority delegated to and exercised by congressional party leaders varies with—is conditioned by —the extent of election-driven ideological consensus among members. 3. Majority leader – the formal leader of the party controlling a majority of the seats in the House or the Senate. In the House the majority leader ranks 2 nd behind the Speaker 4. Minority leader – the formal leader of the party controlling a minority of the seats in the House of the Senate 5. Whip – a member of a legislative party who acts as the communicator between the party leadership and the rank and file. The whip pools members on their voting intentions, prepares bill summaries, and assists
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course POLS 140 taught by Professor James during the Spring '08 term at Bucknell.

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Chapter 6 part 2 - Chapter 6 Part 2 1. Speaker of the House...

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