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Can you name the positions of power within the U.S. Congress?
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In HoR: leader of the House of Representatives, called the 'presiding officer;' chosen by the members of the majority party in Congress.
In HoR: known as the top assistant to the speaker, is in charge of planning the majority party's legislative program; chosen by party.
In HoR: known as the leader of the minority party, is in charge of planning the minority party's legislative program; chosen by party.
In HoR: known as assistant floor leaders, they watch how the majority or minority party members vote and 'whip' them into line.
In HoR: Committee that serves as 'traffic officer' in the House, helping to direct the flow of major legislation.
In Congress: the closed-door session held by the majority party to name the Speaker.
In Senate: otherwise known as the President of the Senate.
In Senate: Leader of the Senate when President is out (which is often); chosen from and by the members of the majority party.
In Senate: elected floor leader, known as the most important officers of the Senate; chosen by the majority party.
In Senate: elected floor leader, known as the most important officers of the Senate; chosen by the minority party.
Groups of Senators or Representatives who write legislation.
A proposed law.
A bill after it passes.
To stall the legislative process and prevent a vote.
When three-fifths of the Senate (60 members) votes to end the stall
In Senate or HoR: permanent committees.
In Congress: otherwise known as temporary committees, set up to study one specific issue.
In Congress: smaller groups of committees.
In Congress: committees made up of members of the House and the Senate.
In Congress: a temporary committee set up in the event that the House and Senate have passed different versions of the same bill.
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