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4 functions of Congress
- 1. Policy Representation
- 2. Allocative Representation
- 3. Casework
- 4. Symbolic Representation
working for laws that advance the economic and social interests
- Pork projects
- bringing hom the bacon!
Fielding the callss and serving specific needs for constituents
What does it take to overide a veto?
2/3 of votes from both houses
hearings and investigation called by congress
How many people are represented in each district?
Drawing lines for the dustricts to benefit a certain group
Three types of Gerrymandering
Money it takes to campain for Senate?
Money it takes to run for House?
- most common
- specify policy such as agg. and justice
usually temporary to address a specific issue
- both houses represent
- expidites process
implentation of rules, laws, and national policy
Commander in Cheif
ability to wage wars
Cheif of Foreign Policy Maker
- negotiates treaties
- appoints/recieves ambassadors
"clarifications" of the law
issues on which we ALL agree(strong economy)
Issues with 2 sides where canidates attempt to drive a wedge in voters
issues which drive a edge WITHIN a party
defining the issues that voters should be most concerned about in an election
When president foirst enters office, Americans like them pretty well, but as the 4 years continue, they get less and less popular among the citizens
not actually written down; but precedent of what has happened in the past rules