Study Guide Test 4 – Chapters 9, 10 & 12 The frequency of drawing congressional districts - redistricting Gerrymandering – Drawing district lines in a way that favors the party in power Constitutional requirements to serve in the House of Representatives – 25 years old, citizen for 7 years Logrolling - the exchange of support or favors, especially by legislators for mutual political gain as by voting for each other's bills. Enumerated versus implied powers - Enumerated powers are specifically granted to Congress. Implied powers stem from the “necessary and proper” clause of the Constitution. The name for permanent committees in the House or Senate - Rules Committee – Only in the House ; review the bills from House committees before they go to full House, Traffic cop function , Schedules a bill on calendar (agenda), Allots time for debate and sometimes specifies what kind of amendments offered, If it refuses to give bill a rule then the bill is dead, Close rule- limits on floor debate and amendments, Open rule- permits potentially damaging floor debate and makes it easier to add amendments. Filibuster and Cloture – Filibuster is for minority party (less members), if the minority party wants to stall the bill or vote, they “talk the bill to death.” A vote for
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