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Constitutional clause giving Congress authority to strech its powers to meet new needs
Elastic Clause
Two words (EC)
act of accusing public officials of misconduct reserved to the House of Representatives
Impeach
I
Party in Congress with fewer than half the seats
Minority
M
Population count performed each decade used to apportion the number of seats for a state in the House of Representatives
Census
C
to draw an irregularly shaped voting district theat ensures one party's numeric superiority
Gerrymander
G
Person hired by a private group to affect lawmakers' decision-making processes
Lobbyist
L
Privilege allowing members of Congress to avoid paying postage for business-related mail
Franking
F
party from which the Speaker of the House is always drawn
Majority
M
unconstitutional law that makes an act illegal after its completion
Ex post facto
three words (exf)
citizen in a voting district represented by public officals at local, state, or federal levels
Constituent
C
system of awarding key congressional responsibilties to members of the majority party who have been in Congress the longest
Seniority
S
congressional powers given indirectly and not stated explicitly in the Constitution
Implied
I