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Part 1: Chart House vs Senate | | | | | | HOUSE | SENATE | 1 | Size | 453 | 100 | 2 | Length of term | 2 years | 6 yrs | 3 | Term limits? | No limit | No limit | 4 | Election schedule: how often | | | 5 | Apportionment of representatives: which is by state and which is by district | District | State | 6 | Minimum age | 25 | 30 | 7 | Minimum citizenship | 7 years | 9 years | 8 | Inhabitant of state represented (for how long) | 7 years | 9 years | 9 | Filling vacancy (death, resignation, retirement, expulsion or election to another government position) | Special/general election | Governor or state of vacancy | 10 | Official Leader | Speaker of the house | Vice president | 11 | …show more content…
What is the significance of this number 710,767?
The number that each senate member represents 2. What is the population of the US as of the 2010 census?
308,745,538 people 3. How is census information used to determine how the government should allocate funds to existing programs or to develop new programs?
Depending on population 4. Identify at least three informal qualifications that people desire in a candidate running for Congress. 5. What does it mean when someone says that the Speaker of the House is the liaison to the president?
He is the one who speaks for the house 6. What does constituency mean? 7. What is a caucus?
A meeting 8. On what do house and senate members base their requests for committee assignments? Expertise and interests 9. Do committee chairman have term limits?
No
10. Are house or senate committee chairs determined by seniority? No 11. What is the purpose of the Appropriations Committee in the house and the senate?
They determine by population 12. What is pork barrel legislation?
A legislation to bring in money and please the people 13. What does it mean to “earmark” funds?
To have the ability to help their conditions of re-election 14. Why is pork barrel legislation and earmarking funds so important to a

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