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Constituents
Authorized to make or amend the constitution
ombudsman
A goverment official who investigates citizens' complaints against the government or its functionaries.
Bureaucracy
Administration of a government chiefly through bureaus or departments staffed with nonelected officials.
regular sessions
a session (as of a court) that is designated to happen at fixed intervals or specified times
Adjourn
To suspend until a later stated time.
incumbents
A person who holds a current office
recesses
A temporary cessation of the customary activities of an engagement
censure
An official rebuke, as by a legislature of one of its members.
expel
To force to leave
President Pro Tempore
The senator who presides over the U.S. Senate in the absence of the Vice President.
majority leader
The leader of the majority party in a legislature, as in the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives
census
An official, usually periodic enumeration of a population, often including the collection of related demographic information.
apportion
To divide and assign according to a plan
reapportionment
Redistribution of representation in a legislative body, especially the periodic reallotment of U.S. congressional seats according to changes in the census figures as required by the Constitution.
reprimand
A severe, formal, or official rebuke or censure.