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What are whips?
Congressional floor leaders who watch how party members vote and try to keep them in line
What is a censure?
A formal vote of disaproval of a member's actions by one house of Congress
What does it mean to fillibuster?
to talk continuously on the floor of the senate in hopes that the Seate will abandon a bill or modify it
What does it mean to Gerrymander?
A congressional district's boundaries are set to give a particular party an advantage in elections
what is interstate commerce?
Business conducted accross interstate boundaries
What does it mean to grant immunity to someone?
when congressional committees grant witnesses freedom from prosecution
What is apportionment?
the process of determining the number of represenatives to which a state is entitled to
What is national debt?
the total amount of debt that a nationa government owes at any one time
What is a select commitee?
Temporary committees that study one specific issue of national importance and report to the House or Senate
What is impeachment?
A formal accusation of misconduct in office against a public offical
What are whips?
Congressional floor leaders who watch how party members vote and try to keep them in line
What is a censure?
A formal vote of disaproval of a member's actions by one house of Congress
What does it mean to fillibuster?
to talk continuously on the floor of the senate in hopes that the Seate will abandon a bill or modify it
What does it mean to Gerrymander?
A congressional district's boundaries are set to give a particular party an advantage in elections
what is interstate commerce?
Business conducted accross interstate boundaries
What does it mean to grant immunity to someone?
when congressional committees grant witnesses freedom from prosecution
What is apportionment?
the process of determining the number of represenatives to which a state is entitled to
What is national debt?
the total amount of debt that a nationa government owes at any one time
What is a select commitee?
Temporary committees that study one specific issue of national importance and report to the House or Senate
What is impeachment?
A formal accusation of misconduct in office against a public offical