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Congress Two purposes: representation of interests and lawmaking Representation: Substantive versus Descriptive, Trustee versus Delegate U.S. House Districts: Census Reapportionment Redistricting What is Gerrymandering? What are Majority-Minority Districts? Size of House 435, Size of Senate 100, Term of House = 2 years, Senate 6 Years Types of Committees: Standing, Select, Joint, Conference Speaker of the House (Pelosi-D) Senate Majority Leader (Harry Reid-D) Committee and Subcommittee Actions: Hearings, Markup, Bill Reporting Floor Action: Debate, Amendment, Vote on passage What is the filibuster? Why does it make the Senate operate differently? Presidential Options: Sign bill, not sign, Veto bill or pocket veto. Big Picture: change is hard, broad consensus often needed, crisis legislating Executive Organization: Pyramid hierarchy. Executive Office of the President versus the Cabinet, how different? Power to Command vs Power to Persuade Presidential tools: Party, Popularity, Perks, Pork, Bully Pulpit
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