Chapter 12 Review

Members of congress work hard to represent their

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Unformatted text preview: reflect the social composition of the United States, we must rely on agency representation to ensure that members of Congress will speak for the individuals they represent. II. In what specific ways do members of Congress act as agents for their constituencies? Members of Congress work hard to represent their constituent interests, and party leaders do not ask any member to vote in a way that would conflict with district interest. Members of Congress act as agents for their constituents through case work or constituent services such as talking to constituents, providing minor services, presenting special bills, and attempting to influence regulatory agencies. III. In what ways does the electoral system determine who is elected to Congress? The sociological composition of Congress and the activities of representatives once...
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course GOVT 2302 taught by Professor Gooch during the Summer '09 term at Lone Star College.

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