Card Set Information
The President of the Senate is?
the vice president of united states.
Democratic members of Congress from moderate districts who sometimes vote with Republicans
and who are frequently pursued by Republican leaders are known as?
blue dogs democrats
A member’s request for a special appropriation for projects back home that are
attached to a bill to gain votes is known as an?
a bill that solely conserns taxiation/ govt spending as opposed to changes in public law.
The Texas House of Representatives has how many members?
The Texas Legislature meets in regular session for?
Texas State Senators are elected for a term of?
All Texas State Senate seats are contested every ten years because?
The authority to investigate and punish violations of Texas ethics laws is granted
to the Texas?
texas ethics commission
A method of punishing legislators by placing two incumbents in a single district
The primary job of the Lieutenant Governor of Texas is?
extensive legislative, organizational, procedural, adminstrative and planning authority.
The political power of the Texas Lieutenant Governor is largely based on?
senate rules and could be wakened by a majority of the senate.
The committee that controls the flow of legislation to the floor of the Texas House is the?
A rule in the Texas Senate which allows a Senator to halt consideration of a bill for forty-eight hours is called?
A committee action that tables legislation, effectively killing it, is called?
The Texas Legislature has historically been organized on the basis of?
a coalition of republicans and conservative to moderate demo usually in control. ideology.
In the Texas Senate, a bill placed on the calendar solely to assure a 2/3rds vote
on legislation is called a?
In the Texas Legislature, a quorum consists of at least?
2/3 each members of each chambers.
The Texas Legislature may override a Governor’s veto by a?
2/3 vote of each chambers
A formal question to the chair regarding parliamentary procedure is known as a?
points of orders.