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1. True or false: Both chambers of Congress allow a member to speak for an unlimited time on the floor.
A: false

2. Which of the following are members of the House leadership? A: Majority leader, majority whip and minority leader

3. Redistricting can diminish the advantages of being an incumbent because the candidate loses name recognition

4. Order the following general steps that a bill must pass through in order to become law

1. A member of the House of Representatives or the Senate formally proposes the bill 2. Subgroups within the House and Senate, composed of legislators who have expertise in the bill’s subject mater, review the bill 3. A majority of members in the House and Senate must approve it 4.
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Congress manages societal conflict by representing a wide range of views and interests.

37. The U.S Congress has a number of Constitutional powers beyond lawmaking. For example, it

A: govern the District of Columbia; regulates the armed forces; regulates interstate commerce; and declares war.

38. When a committee or subcommittee holds a hearing, they are trying to gather information and views from experts about a proposed bill.

39. Interest groups can be a valuable resource to legislators because

A: They can provide financial and electoral support.

40. Oversight is an important function of Congress because it ensures that laws are being administered in keeping with legislators’ original intent.

41. Which of the following are duties of the Speaker of the House?

A: Making majority party committee assignments; chairing floor debates

42. Match the characteristics on the right with the chamber, which they describe:

House: Taxation policies start in this chamber; this chamber faces more frequent elections
Senate: Treaties are considered in this chamber; this chamber is more deliberative.

42. In the House of Representatives, a member of a legislator’s staff drafts t he proposed legislation and the House member puts the bill into the hopper.

43. House leadership is chosen at the
A: beginning of each session of Congress.

44, Congress continuously engages in agenda setting because it relieves the pressure parties face in getting their

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