chapter 11 congress - Special Problems or Issues...

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CONGRESS: GENERAL DUTIES Make Laws Oversight of Government Operations Study Societal Needs Constituent Services CHARACTERISTICS OF US CONGRESS Bicameral Committee Organization Serve Member Goals Serve Constituent Needs
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TYPES OF COMMITTEES Standing: Permanent Division Based on Substantive Area Subcommittee: Further Division of Standing Committee Joint: Members from both Houses Conference: Temporary Committee Used to Reconcile Differences in Bills Select: Temporary Committees Used to Study
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Unformatted text preview: Special Problems or Issues DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HOUSE AND SENATE LEGAL AUTHORITY HOUSE SENATE Money bills Confirms appointments Impeachment begins Ratifies treaties Domestic policy focus Larger foreign policy role MEMBER ROLES HOUSE SENATE Larger Collegial Policy Spets Policy generalists Time to power Power to skills POLITICAL FEATURES HOUSE SENATE Less prestigious More prestigious More formal rules Less structured Debate restricted Unlimited debate...
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  • Spring '11
  • Smith
  • United States Congress, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, Committee, Serve Member Goals, Temporary Committee Used

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