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Concurrent system
When the issues are being sorted in both houses and they are sorted seperatley and then go onto the confrence committee. For example the budget for the House and Senate in 2013.
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Confrence committee
This is the stage after the concurrent committees where they are joined together and then the results are taken back to both the house and the senate to be approved.
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Earmarking
When representatives only agree to sign a bill if they get money for their state froom federal funds. E.g. Paul Ryan earmarking led to a 2nd runway being built in local wisconsin airport.
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Filibuster
When a senator tries to kill a bill by talking for so long that they cannot vote on it. E.g. Rand Paul often attempts to filibuster but is often unsuccesful. ONly overeturned by a cloture motion.
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sequential committee
where a bill is made and approved in one house and then it is given to the other house. it bounces back and forth until both houses are agreed on it.
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Select Committees
Small legislative committee appointed for a special purpose - e.g. senate budget committee.
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Ratification of traties
Needs at 2/3 majority in the senate. For example the START treaty in 2010.
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Pigeonholing
Because Committee chairs have the power to schedule when they discuss bills, they can effectively kill fo a bill by never scheduling a time to dbate it. ALso speaker has to introduce into house e.g. "we will not be stampeaded" Immigration bill 2013
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What percentage of proposed bills get passed?
5%
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What does gerrymandering do in North Carolina?
Although Democrats win 49% of the vote they only win 4 congressional districts in comparison to Republicans who get 9 with only 51%
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Who suggested "Power without persuasion" ?
Howells
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Who Suggested "Seperate institutions with shared powers"
Neustdat
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Who Suggested "Power to Persuade"
Neustdat
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How many new bills were passed in the 113th congress?
34. this is out on 142 bills the others were all old bills
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What percentage of House of representatives are Black American?
12% - V good representation
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What Percentage of the seante are Black American?
3% - bad representation
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What percentage of congress is female?
20% - Bad representation
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What are the functions of congress?
Scrutiny legislate, legitimate, represent, run the country
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What is are 2 examples of pork barreling/earmarking?
1. Bernie Sanders - $10 billion pounds to vermont to vote for Obamacare. 2. Paul Ryan earmarking led to enough money to build an extra runway in his congressional district.
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How many votes have there been to repeal Obamacare?
62.
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How many years have there been of united government since 1969
12.5 years.
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in November 2015 what were approval rates of congress?
11%
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In 2014 what were approval rating of their own representative from their own district?
57%
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What are the Exclusive powers of the House?
Start all money bills, power of the purse, start impeachment, decide EC if vote is tied.
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What are the Exclusive Powers of the senate?
Confirm appointment, ratify treaties, fillibuster, trial for immpeachment.
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What are the 5 P's which influence voting in Congress
Party, Pressure groups, President, People (their own constituents) Personal beliefs.
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This is the stage after the concurrent committees where they are joined together and then the results are taken back to both the house and the senate to be approved.

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