more variation in beliefs and opinions Harder for a newcomer in the House

More variation in beliefs and opinions harder for a

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more variation in beliefs and opinions Harder for a newcomer in the House because it’s more hierarchical than Senate The Senate attract higher profile challengers Ways that representatives take care of constituency, caswork, pork barreling Enhance their standing with constituents through service to individuals and the district
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Casework = helping constituents as individuals Pork barrel = composed of federal projects, grants, and contracts available to state and local governments, businesses, colleges, and other institutions Log rolling = the practice of exchanging favors; reciprocal voting for each other’s proposed legislation Credit claiming “This is what I’ve done!” PACs = purpose, who they give most money to, expenditure limitations Planned Action Committee: give money to incumbents; limited to $5000 a candidate They want favors in return for their monetary support. Party loyalty predictability Voting not as strong, but still a predictor of voting behavior. Bicameralism = define and why is it embraced Legislature divided into 2 houses serves as a check and balance Federal census = what is it, why is it important, reapportionment and the House Determines the entire population of the US; helps determine tax and federal budgeting; defines the House of Representatives If your population decreases, then the number of Representatives changes and results in the reapportionment of Congress. 1994 political upheaval in Congress Bicameralism means that a legislative body is one Rules Committee = function of, responsibilities, power Reviews most bills coming from a House committee before they go to the full House House seats are up for election every 2 years A Senate seat is up for election every 6 years Midterms Elections that take place halfway through a president’s 4-year term where congressional seats, mayoral races and county sheriffs are up for election Senate as compared to the House (this is in regards to tasks and types of policy: foreign policy, revenue, confirmation of presidential appointments) Bills dealing with money = House Impeach officials = House Confirms all appointments = Senate Foreign policies and treaties = Senate Try impeached officials = Senate Nominees to the US Supreme Court must be confirmed by The Senate Key differences between the House and Senate regarding policy specialization The policies of the House have more specialized policies than the Senate because they have a smaller area of constituency The filibuster, where it is allowed, what it is, cloture defined, fear of using, how many members necessary for cloture Allowed only in the Senate Unlimited debate on a bill Cloture is the overthrowing of a filibuster Members are scared of using clotures because when they have to filibuster, they don’t want anybody to vote for cloture on them You need 60 members to vote for cloture Speaker of the House = why so strong, roles The most important leader in the House The only legislative office mandated by the Constitution Presides over the House when in session, makes committee
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