Chapter Nine: Deliberations in Congress
1. Determinants of Voting
a. Party and Voting
i. Party affiliation is the strongest single correlate of members voting
ii. In a typical year from half to two-thirds of all floor votes could be called
Chapter 7: Committees Workshops of Congress
1. Workshops of Congress
a. Individual and institutional purposes of committees
i. Individually lawmakers are able to use committee assignments to
benefit their constituents.
ii. Institutionally committees are c
Chapter Eight: Congressional Rules & Procedures
1. Rules and Procedures
a. Congressional rules protect majority and minority rights, divide the workload,
help contain conflict, ensure fair play, and distribute power among members.
b. Precedents accumulate
Chapter One: The Two Congresses
1. The Dual Nature of Congress Textbook Congress v. Representative Congress
a. Legislators Tasks
i. What do they juggle?
1. Some devote more time and resources to lawmaking. Others focus
almost entirely on constituency tend
Chapter 2: Evolution of the Modern Congress
1. Antecedents of Congress
a. The English Heritage
i. Four stages in parliament development
1. Assemblies representing the various estates gathering merely
to vote taxes for the royal treasury- little discussion
Chapter 4: Making It The Election Game
1. How Voters Decide voters work through imperfect information to make choices that
approximate the choices they would have made with more perfect information.
a. Party Loyalties
i. Party ID is the single most powerf
Chapter 3: Going for It Recruitment & Candidacy
1. Formal Rules of the Game
a. Constitutional qualifications
i. Age 25 in the House; 30 in the Senate
ii. Citizenship 7 years in the House; 9 years in the Senate
iii. Residency in the state from which the of
Chapter 5: Being There Hill Styles & Home Styles
1. Looking Homeward legislators not only fashion policy for the nations welfare, but
they also act as emissaries from their home states or districts.
a. What is Representation?
i. Delegate v. Trustee models
Chapter 6: Leaders & Parties in Congress
1. Leaders and Parties in Congress
a. Collective action problems free riding and credit claiming
b. Two ways leaders resolve collective action problems
c. Party leaders assume leadership roles both inside an