Annie Rhodes Midterm # 2 April 7, 2008 POL 407/ KIM PART A 1. The main goal sought by individual congressman in the Mayhewian Congress is reelection (Mayhew pg. 13). This is not necessarily always true, but it provides a starting point and is an assu
POL 407 Notes 11-30-16
Lobbying and Congress
o First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech, or of the
Lobbyist known to live on Kay street; wealthy
Lobbying is protected by the First Amendment
Congress struggles to provide information about lobbying without violating
first amendment rights; it is a careful process.
What is lobbying?
Pol 407 Notes Monday 11/16
Congress and the Courts: The Third Branch of Government
Congress establishes the structure of our federal court system, not the constitution.
The constitution states that there will be a Supreme Court.
The System (Top to Bottom)
POL 407 Notes Monday 11/9
President and Congress
Next Monday there will be a quiz on the last two weeks (conference
Quiz #3 is November 16th
Quiz #4 is the 23rd the Monday before thanksgivi
POL 407 Notes
Quiz next Monday covering the last two sessions
Week from Monday there will be a Midterm (info on D2L)
House Floor Process
House lacked easy means for bringing up legislation
-Difference ways theyve come up with debating and amending
POL 407 Notes Monday 11/2
1. Amendments between the chambers
Back and forth between House and Senate
Negotiations ongoing, if not public
Majority of legislation resolved in this manner
For relatively small bills that dont have hug