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Citizens can see more clearly what happens in Congress due to..
Sunshine Rules
Weather
1.35 trillion dollar tax cut passed because
there was a projected budget surplus to pay for it.
In 2001 - Bush
T/F:
The Democrats have found it easy to win the presidency with liberal presidential candidates
FALSE
none
Which year did suburban voters first cast the majority of the votes?
1992
suburban - majority white.. not many voters
Pork is..
Legislation which brings money to a Legislative district
pigs aren't cheap
Elian was a "cool" issue just about everywhere but:..
Florida
NOT Pennslyvania, New York or Oklahoma
roll call
A vote where the congressman goes on record.
NOT a recorded vote/taped vote or vetoed vote.
Which of the following is not a way Congress exercises oversight on the executive branch:
A. nominating executive officials
B. committee hearings
C. appropriating
D. Advise and consent on treaties and nominations.
A. nominating executive officials
Income of Members of Congress?
$160,000.00 /yr
less then doctors, more then some engineers
Temporary joint committees are also called ________ committees.
ConFeRencE
NOT selecteed/standing/joint committees.
Whip
Intelligence officer or "eyes and ears" of the leadership
wh intel person
The real leader in the Senate is...
the Majority leader
NOT: VP, president pro tempore or the minority leader.. but the..
Bills are normally written:
A. in committee
B. by a single person
C. in conference
D. on the floor of each house
A. In Committee
a CLOSED RULE ON A HOUSE BILL ALLOWS_____ TO AMEND A BILL
oNLY THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
big boss dude of the com
how many votes are required to stop a senate filibuster and what is it called?
60
cloture
next dad decade
blood
what % of presidential vetoes have been overridden?
4
scores
The LINE item veto--if the President had it-- would apply to_______
Appropriation bills
funds
who was pres. during iran-contra arms-for-hostages scandal?
Reagan
prior to clinton
as ________ the president can be compared to the Queen of England
chief of state
how
which president has had the lowest congressional quarterly success score?
Clinton
blow job
The # of fed. workers has increased dramatically over the last 50 years. T/F
False
decreased
last pres. who had to deploy troops to restore domestic order was:
Bush
hairy
only part of government that can have a unified message of every topic and policy issue:
Executive branch under the leadership of the president
u kno it
Which supreme court case said that a president really had a limited executive privilege?
US V NiXoN
AbcDefG
which pres. is associated with the "Georgia Mafia"?
Carter
thick southern accent" "
Who di dTeddy Roosevelt want to tell him if he "had gone too far"?
the people
u kno
The White House Office, today with a staff of 600, was created during ______'s presidency when only 55 worked in the White House Office.
Roosevelt
bleh
Which pres. is associated with wanting to create "The Great Society"?
Johnson
smith
Most court cases in the US are heard in:
State and Local Courts
u kno this one too
who heard court cases when two states are in dispute over a boundary or river.. or whatever.. hardee har har...
The US SUpmreme court
duh.. red river stizuff
This case established the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review
Marbury v Madison
both are named James.. assoc. James with M's
Which case gave indigent (poor) criminal suspects the right to be represented by a lawyer?
GIDDY giddy gideon
happy happy joy joy
which one of the following would not be part of former Chief Justice Rehnquist's conservative voting block?
Souter
who's that guy? solder?? hmph
To grant cert or say that Supreme Court is taking a case, ____ justices have to agree
4
it's a common number answer thus far
This case established the principle that community standards could be considered in determining what was obscene
Miller v California
school/navy mate at his duty station now
if justices vote TOGETHER but for different reasons, tey may each write ____ opinions
concurrent
why didn't I ______.. catch me if you can
This case established the principle that "seperate but equal" facilities are constitutional.
Plessy
safj
A synonyme for precedent is..
Stare Decisis..
latin for sumthin..
Once supreme court labels an issue a "political question", it stays one forever..T/F
Falso
duh...again.. duh
Who says judges should interpret the law, not make it:
conservatives..
The president appoints all members of the federal judiciary.. T/F
True..
member the lawyers revolting..?.. umm yea
What year did HOUSE proceedings first start to be televised?
1979
10 after the kinky year
This changed the way politicians act
C-SPAN I & II one for house two for senate
one for house one for senate
How many years can a Committee chairmen run?
6 years
my military contract
The Speaker can run for how long?
8
4*2
What year did the SENATE become televised?
1987
tree years after birth
Former Speaker Gingrich mad e a big event of the internet site called_______ that allowed the public to see what is happening in Congress to every bill going through.
Congressional internet site "Thomas"
Huddleston
Created in *1974* to COUNTERACT in part the expertise in the President's Office of Management and Budget.
Budget Committees and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
$$
The CBO projected surpluses in excess of $__________ over the next decade (2002)
4 trillion dollar surplus
lots o money
At the end of 1995 Clinton agreed to a 7 year balanced budget as _______ by the CBO's computers.
SCORED!
banged
Representatives will be elected from the areas where people live is called ___ ______ ___ ____
One Person One Vote
1-1
Which court case in *1962* began to change the make-up of Congress after the 1970 census and 1971 redistricting process?
BAKER V. CARR (1962)
bread automobile
Who promised to restore law and order to the streets in 1968***? and symbol of the end of the liberal democrats
NIXON
not a crook
OFFSETS or PAY-GO
Bush1, no new programs without the money
no $ no @
Roll call votes...
are numerous and can be used against you
none
Helping voters deal with the red tape of federal bureaucracies.. ie. help students who are having problems with pell grant denials, tec.
Case Work.. Congressmen do this
Congressmen get re-elected on how well they do these 3 things
Case work, Legislate and Pork
What are the three types of committees?
Standing,permanent/conference/select
S.C.S.
WHIP
makes leadership look suave.. nah.. good.
suave
Who is Preident of the Senate
Cheney
wallah wallah bing bang
Senate: President Pro Tempore
Byrd
big ____.. sesame street guy
Senate: Majority Leader pro-life guy
Reid
Dustin, Caleb.. Justin
Senate: Minority Leader
McConnel
Chris's UNT dorm building name
The right to mail information to constituents at public expense is called what?
The Franking Privilege.
Larry ____ CTT1
Representatives who feel that they must pol ltheir districts on all matters are called _________ or instructed agents?
DELEGATES
______ orders... 1 of 3 types of congressman
Reps who rely on their conscience and intelligence alone with mroe regard for NATIONLA interest than for their districts are called
TRUSTEES
2 of 3 types of congressman
A QUORUM is made up of how many house members of the 435?
100
cien
how much time do members have to electronically vote on the floor (house)
15 min.
smoke break time
The president is the foreign policy leader but who gives ADVICE AND CONSENT on treaties?
THE SENATE!!
not la casa
if the President makes an executive agreement.. how long does he have to inform congress??
60 606060606060 .. just sixty days.
120/2
Congress is supposed to watch over the executive branch.. this is called what?
Congressional Oversight.. to ensure an honest government.
what does Blue FuNk have to do with?
Reagan selling weapons to Ayatollah Khomeini for help in releasing hostages..
his ratings fell from 60% down to 30% almost overnight
What are the three ways congress exercises oversight?
General Accountablily Office Evaluations, confirmation of executive official, ratification of treaties and CBO evals
Appoints all federal judges
President