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Exam 3 Review - REVIEW POLS 206-508 EXAM III Key Terms and...

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REVIEW POLS 206-508 EXAM III Key Terms and Concepts Representation -Descriptive representation: Does Congress really look like the people? Yes. Congress does tend to be older, wealthier, and better educated; minorities and women are under-represented All about the job: what matters is what the person is going to do, not how they look Divided government: did not have this for most of history; idea was unfathomable to other countries Parliamentary systems: ??? Unicameral: one house Bicameral: two houses Bicameralism: seen in Canada, Germany, & England (upper house appointed); in other systems the lower houses usually have the most power *our upper house is popularly elected House of Representatives: is close to the people, the reason for frequent elections; sways with emotions of the masses; very partisan, more ideological Senate : is a check on the House; majestic branch; stable part of Congress; Senate’s job to check popular emotions of House (Senatorial trust); more deliberative, slower, less partisan Constituency Service: ??? Voting your district: Members of Congress will vote in a way that will make their district happy, usually on bills that don’t mean as much and whenever possible; they will also try and get money for their congressional district Pet Projects: ??? Pork barrel: ??? Speaker of the House: has influential discretion—if they support the bill they will send it to a committee where they think it will get the most benefit and if not they can send it to a committee where it might not gain support; has a heavy influence on the rules committee President Pro Tempore: is a ceremonial role and belongs to the most senior member of the Senate Party leaders: decided by the political parties; elected at caucus; depends heavily on which party is in the majority; leadership in House is more important because it is so big Party whips (house): count votes before vote is taken to see how many they have or need; they focus more on organization and are in charge of party discipline Congressional committees:
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Fall '06 term at Texas A&M.

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Exam 3 Review - REVIEW POLS 206-508 EXAM III Key Terms and...

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