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Section

Question Answer
Standing CommitteeCommittee that holds hearings on bills/resolutions (where the real work of congress is done)
Joint CommitteeCommittee that combines Senate and HOR to share ideas about a bills
Select CommitteeCommittee that is temporarily created for a specific purpose
Conference CommitteeCommittee that reconciles differences between Senate and HOR version of a bill
AmendmentsChange to the language & operation of the original bill
RidersChanges attached to the bill that dont pertain to the subject matter
"Pork Barrel Projects"Legislative projects that only benefit their consitutients and not the common public
Floor ManagersLegislators who guide bills through legislative process after modified bill leaves committes (prevent admendments before bill is passed)
This HOR Leader decides what committees you will be onSpeaker of the House
This HOR leader speaks on behalf of the HORSpeaker of the House
This HOR leader is elected by the HORSpeaker of the House
This HOR leader sets the stragety for congressSpeaker of the House
This HOR leader keeps the party voting together as one unitHOR Majority Leader
This HOR leader keeps their party in line with briberies and threatsHOR Majority Whip
This HOR leader negotiates with Majority Leader since they have less authorityHOR Minority Leader
This HOR leader negotiates with Majority Whip since they have less authorityHOR Minority Whip
This Senate leader does NOT existSpeaker of the Senate
This Senate Leader is aka the Vice President of the USPresident of the Senate
This Senate Leader Breaks the tie if there's a 50/50 vote in the senate for a bill to be passedPresident of the Senate
This Senate Leader is the most powerful position in the SenateSenate Majority Leader
This Senate Leader runs the senate meeting on behalf of the President of the SenatePresident Pro Tempore
This Senate Leader is usually the longest serving member of the majority partyPresident Pro Tempore
Bill is introduced / subcommittee / committee / rules committee / full assembly / conference committee (if differences) / full house and full senate / president / lawHOR flow chart for bill process
Bill is introduced / subcommittee / committee / full assembly / conference committee (if differences) / full house and full senate / president / lawSenate flow chart for bill process
Electing Members of Congress at National LevelReapportionment
Electing Members of Congress at the State LevelRedistricting
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