Members of Congress can serve an unlimited amount of terms. Do you think this is fair? Explain. (Remember I want a big juicy hamburger)
1. Do Now2. Finish Graphic Organizer/ Conferences with Ms. Aquilini.3. Notes- Two Houses of Congress4. How to Write a Summary
Competency: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the Congress is organized. SWBAT understand the basic make-up of a summary and be able to use the summary template sheet to make their own. SWBAT distinguish differences between the House and the Senate and recognize NH reps from each.
Congress=Senate and House of Representatives Lawmaking body of federal gov. Bicameral legislature- Lawmaking body with 2 houses Each house checks the action of the others Senate= equal representation House= state population
Each state has at least one representative 435 members Seats are apportioned every 10 years after the census is taken Apportioned= distributed
States are divided into congressional districts Each district is almost equal in population Gerrymandering- drawing district lines that favor a political party, politician, or group of people.
November every even-numbered year Reps are elected for 2 year terms Special election for vacancy due to death Charlie Bass (R) or resignation Frank Guinta (R)
Each state is JE represented by two senators 100 members Six year terms 1/3rd of Senate’s membership comes up K for election every 2 e l years. l Governor appoints new y Senator in the even of a A vacancy y Jeanne Shaheen (D) o t t
House of Reps Senate1. Be at least 25yrs old 1. Be at least 30yrs old2. Citizen for 7 years 2. Citizen for 9 years3. Legal resident of the 3. Be a legal resident state you represent of the state you represent
174,000 per year Allowance to pay staff, local district offices, and stationary Free trips to home state Franking privilege (mail packages free of charge) Immunity= legal protection
Limits to outside income Full disclosure of financial holdings Expulsion- 2/3rds of House or Senate must vote Censure= a formal disapproval of actions