1. Congress’s policymaking role is based on lawmaking, oversight and:
The __________ controls the scheduling of bills for debate in the U.S. House of Representatives.
House majority leader
House majority whip
House Rules Committee
After the president, __________ is widely considered the second most powerful federal official in Washington, D.C.
the vice president
the U.S. Senate majority leader
the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
The U.S. Senate president pro tempore
Which of the following is true about the office of the president?
The president is also the President of the Senate
The president is the Commander-in-Chief
The president can be a naturalized citizen
The president can be of any age
Most of the work that is done in Congress today:
is done through standing committees.
is done in conjunction with the president.
is done on the floor of each chamber.
occurs in private meetings with lobbyists.
Which of the following is true of the president and his or her veto power?
It can be overridden by a two-thirds vote of the Congress.
It is only a sign of presidential strength.
Threatening a veto never causes Congress to bend to the president’s demands.
It has no limits.
Which of the following is a procedural tactic in which a minority of senators can block a bill by talking until other senators give in and the bill is withdrawn?
__________ requires that each bill introduced in Congress be referred to the proper committee.
The U.S. Constitution
The Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946
The Legislative Act of 1789
__________ are the two states that do not use the unit rule in the Electoral College.
California and New Jersey
New Mexico and Texas
Vermont and Rhode Island
Maine and Nebraska
The Senate majority whip:
is tasked with coordinating between officials of the political party in power and its members in the Senate.
is primarily responsible for aiding incumbent reelection efforts.
Acts as the House majority leader in the case of the absence of that member.
Sees to it that members know when important votes are scheduled.