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What is the title of the presiding officer of the House of Representative? A. Majority Whip B. Majority Leader C. Chief Justice D. Speaker of the House What is conference committee? A. a meeting between the president and Speaker of the House to negotiate B. a meeting to reconcile the differences between varying versions of similar legislation approved in both chambers C. a meeting between the president and Majority Leader of the Senate D. the committee that sets the conference schedule for all chamber committees Congress is considered to be the branch that is “closest to the people” because: A. More of the population lives on the East Coast than anywhere else and is closest to Washington, B. In poll after poll, the Congress rates unfavorably with the public. C. The public votes directly for members of Congress and thus this branch provides the clearest voice of the people. D. Congress is the branch with two chambers. Floor debate in the two chambers of Congress is most accurately described as: A. Governed by no rules; anyone can speak in the order in which they sign up. B. Governed by different rules, with the House having specific rules for debate and the Senate allowing unlimited debate. C. Governed by different rules, with the House allowing for unlimited debate and the Senate having specific rules for debate. D. Governed by the same rules. Omnibus bills are the most common bills passed in Congress today. The key to them is “reconciliation.” What is this? A. a procedure where a bill in committee is reconciled to accommodate the minority position B. a procedure where a Senate bill is not allowed to be filibustered C. a procedure where a bill must receive floor votes in both chambers of Congress D. a procedure where the differences between bills passed by both chambers of Congress are worked out (reconciled) Who is the President of the Senate? A. The Secretary of State B. The current Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee C. The Senate Majority Leader D. The Vice President What is the filibuster? A. a procedure in conference committees to pass a bill B. a procedure in the House to defeat or delay a bill C. a procedure in the House to pass a proposed bill D. procedure that takes advantage of the Senate's open debate rules to defeat or delay a bill. A member in the House of Representatives may serve: A. Four year terms with no term limit. B. Two year terms with no term limit. C. Four year terms with a term limit of eight years. D. Two year terms with a term limit of eight years. ______________ is a factor in determining the leaders of each chamber in Congress: A. Political party in the majority B. Age C. Subject matter expertise D. Ethnicity In the Senate, this person determines which legislation goes to the floor for consideration, oversees the legislative agenda, and is the leader with the most power. A. president pro tempore B. The Majority Leader C. Clerk of the Senate D. The Minority Leader

What is the title of the presiding officer of the House of Representative? A. Majority Whip B. Majority Leader C. Chief Justice D. Speaker of the House What is conference committee? A. a meeting between the president and Speaker of the House to negot
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