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Who has the most power and influence in the House?  In the Senate?
 
 House- speaker of the house
 
senate- majority and minority leader
 
 
What are the differences between debate time in the House and the Senate?
 
 
senate- leadership has less control over floor debate
unlimited dabate time
 
house
limiteed debate time
bill sponser and leading oppenent allocate all the debate time
 
 
 Filibuster
 
senator prevente action on legislation by holding the floor and speaking until the majority backs down
cloture
 
3/5 votes of senate can end a filibuster
 
 
Understand the three possible actions a president can take regarding a bill.
 
1.sign the bill
2.veto the bill
3.pocket veto the bill
 
 How can Congress override a presidential veto?
 
2/3 vote of each congressional house
 
What are the internal and external influences affecting Congress’ decisions?
 
external- legislators constituence, intrest grouo, policol parties
 
internal- party leadership, congressional collegues, and the president
 
What purpose does the party whip serve?
 
 Responsible for cordinatinf partys legislative strategy, building support on key issues, cointing vots, and communicate voting info to leaders
 
What is logrolling?
 
Agreement between legislators in voting on bill ( ill support you if you support me)
 
 
What purpose does congressional oversight and appropriations serve?
 
Y of government spend
oversight- supervises how legislative branch is carried out by the exucutive branch
 
apporation- ammount of money approved by congress unit or agencY of government spending
 
 
 
When does the President need the advice and consent of the Senate?
 
Appointing top executive and judicial offices
 
Understand the impeachment process. What role does the Senate play? The House?
 
Impeachment-formal charge by the house thhat government officals has commites treson, bribery or other high cromes and misdemeanors
 
house – acts as the grand jury by voting if evedince exist to forcibly remove the person froom office requires majority vote
 
sennate- requires 2/3 senate majority vote to convict
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