A joint committee created to work out a compromise on

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a joint committee created to work out a compromise on House and Senate versions of a piece of legislation constituency the residents in the area from which an official is elected delegate a representative who votes according to the preferences of his or her constituency executive agreement an agreement, made between the president and another country, that has the force of a treaty but does not require the Senate's "advice and consent"
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filibuster a tactic used by members of the Senate to prevent action on legislation they oppose by continuously holding the floor and speaking until the majority backs down. Once given the floor, senators have unlimited time to speak, and it requires a vote of three fifths of the Senate to end a filibuster gerrymandering apportionment of voters in districts in such a way as to give unfair advantage to one racial or ethnic group or political party impeachment the formal charge by the House of Representatives that a government official has committed "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" incumbency holding a political office for which one is running joint committee a legislative committee formed of members of both the House and the Senate logrolling a legislative practice whereby agreements are made between legislators in voting for or against a bill; vote trading majority leader the elected leader of the majority party in the House of Representatives or in the Senate. In the House, the majority leader is subordinate in the party hierarchy to the Speaker of the House minority leader
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