Nov. 8 - 1 How do the branches differ House compared to...

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1. How do the branches differ? House compared to Senate a.i.1. More hierarchical a.i.2. Leadership more important a.i.3. More real knowledge of legislation a.i.4. Speaker may create ad hoc committees if she desires (e.g. to consider a sweeping energy bill) a.i.5. Committees more important: real work is done in committees. Senators rely more on staff, or whatever bureaucracies they can take advantage of a.i.6. Acts more quickly a.i.7. More impersonal, less prestige a.i.8. Less media attention a.i.9. More locally oriented a.i.10. Impeach v. convict a.i.11. Majority rule NO FILIBUSTER In the house, people tend not to like the entire house but their specific representative In order to have a super majority, you must have 60 percent Status Quo Dominant. The bigger the status quo, the harder it is to change policy. An example of this is the 41 st senator (who is democrat) and the 60 th senator (who is republican), and the distribution is spread out. The distance between the two senators is referred to as the
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