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Government Vocabulary

Teacher: emma
Across
the determination of the proportional number of members each US state sends to the House of Representatives, based on population figures.
A resolution adopted by both houses of a bicameral legislature that lacks the force of law (is non-binding) and does not require the approval of the chief executive (president).
a legislative measure that requires approval by the Senate and the House and is presented to the President for his approval or disapproval.
a motion or process in parliamentary procedure aimed at bringing debate to a quick end. It is also called closure or, informally, a guillotine.
a legislative maneuver that allows a president or other official with veto power to exercise that power over a bill by taking no action versus affirmatively vetoing it.
the lower chamber of Congress
the action or result of apportioning something
The upper house of the US Congress, to which two members are elected from each state by popular vote for a six-year term.
a power that is not specifically authorized in writing, but is assumed because of similar powers which have already been granted
an additional provision added to a bill or other measure under the consideration by a legislature, having little connection with the subject matter of the bill.
a proposed law under consideration by a legislature.
Having two law making bodies of the government
Down
Something, such as a tax or duty, that is imposed.
an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures.
to set a congressional bill aside in committee without considering it
the minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid.
An act or a course of action that is required of one by position
-impeach officials -amending the legislature -give advice -conducting investigations
the function of specifying access rights to resources related to information security and computer security in general and to access control in particular.
constitutional powers assigned to one government agency, but delegated to another agency with express permission.
manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.
being a voting member of a community or organization and having the power to appoint or elect.
relevant to a subject under consideration.
a writ ordering a person to attend a court.
An official, usually periodic enumeration of a population, often including the collection of related demographic information.