Flashcards in Unit 2 Test Deck (20)
minimum age to be elected to the House
25 years old
presiding officer in the House
Speaker of the House
presiding officer in the Senate
term for when lawmakers make agreements to support each other's bills
term is referred to when Congress passes laws to appropriate money for local federal projects
pork barrel legislation
It is in ______ where lawmakers work out compromises, and decide which bills will or will not have a chance to become a law. Most bills never get beyond this stage.
cabinet department that develops conservation programs and provides financial credit to farmers
Department of Agriculture
who decides how involved the cabinet is in policy making?
a message requiring the President to periodically give Congress info and recommend any measures believed to be necessary and expedient
State of the Union address
term used when president refuses to allow a federal department to spend money Congress has apportioned
the right of the president to refuse to testify before and give info to Congress is called _____ ______
how are cabinet members chosen? (2 parts)
- President appoints
- Senate approves
What is the National Security Council in charge of?
helps president with foreign policy
limited the spoils system and created civil service system
Most powerful committee in the House
House Rules Committee
What was found unconstitutional because it gave legislative powers to the president?
line item veto
Who controls the amount of access cabinet secretaries have to the president? (besides the president)
President's Chief of Staff
term is referred to when the president may kill a bill passed during the last 10 days Congress is in session by refusing to act on it
because of the electoral college system, what types of states do presidential candidates tend to focus most of their time on?