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Study Guide 04:42 Appropriations Committee House All funding for federal budget has to start in the House Spending of federal money Budget Committee House  Budget Civil Liberties Protections of citizens from improper gov’t action Most are rights from the bill of rights Civil Rights Things that the gov’t actively tries to protect for its citizens Legal track and legislative/protest track Civil Rights Act of 1964   Major civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race,  color, religion, or national origin in public accommodations Amended to include more people today Cloture Vote of cloture Senate decides to limit debate Requires 60% vote
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o 60 votes End debate and get a vote Main reason there is a gridlock Method of stopping a filibuster by limiting debate to only 20 more hours Requires a vote of 3/5ths of members of he Senate Constituency service  The assistance members of congress provide to residents in their districts  o States if they are senators Includes answering questions and doing personal favors for those who ask for  help Casework Has offices in D.C. and in local area Contact local member of congress o Help with federal agency o Provide services o Opportunity to come to them and have them resolve your problems for you Likely to be grateful o Positive impression of this member of congress o Tell other people Court-packing plan   President FDR Attempt to expand the size of the US supreme court in an effort to obtain a  Court more likely to uphold the New Deal legislation
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Deficit  Budgetary condition in which government expenditures exceed revenues Discretionary spending  Spending congress has some control over Spending levels set by the federal gov’t in annual appropriations bills passed  by congress Includes gov’t operating expenses and salaries of many federal employees Division of labor Delegate different jobs to different committees in Congress o More efficient in function Specialization in committees  Dred Scott Case 1857 case US supreme court Held that blacks, whether slaves or free, weren’t citizens Congress had no power to restrict slavery in the territories Contributed to polarization between North and South and Ultimately the Civil  War Equal Rights Amendment  Proposed amendment to the constitution Would prohibit gov’t form denying equal rights on the basis of sex Passed by Congress in 1972 Failed to be ratified by sufficient number of states
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Establishment clause  1 st  amendment clause Prohibits the establishment of a state religion
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