10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as establis...
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Ch 12 Sec 1 And 2 Congressional Leadership And Committees

  1. 1. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />1<br />Congressional Leadership and Committees<br />Chapter 12 section 1 and 2<br />
  2. 2. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />2<br />Topics<br />House leadership<br />Senate Leadership<br />The Committee System<br />
  3. 3. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />3<br />House Leadership<br />Speaker of the House<br />House Majority and Minority Floor Leaders<br />House Majority and Minority Whips<br />
  4. 4. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />4<br />Speaker of the House<br />Speaker of the House is very powerful.<br />Presides over sessions<br />Decides who may speaks.<br />Order of Business<br />Interprets rules.<br />Assigns committees<br />Places bills into committees<br />
  5. 5. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />5<br />B. House Majority and Minority Floor Leaders<br />These are party officers.<br />They are legislative strategists.<br />They marshal party votes in order to pass or defeat bills.<br />They are also the chief spokesperson for their party.<br />
  6. 6. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />6<br />
  7. 7. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />7<br />The 42nd District<br />
  8. 8. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />8<br />The 26th District<br />
  9. 9. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />9<br />
  10. 10. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />10<br />
  11. 11. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />11<br />C. House Majority and Minority Whips<br />The whips assist their party leadership.<br />Maintain communication between party and leadership.<br />Makes certain members report for important votes.<br />Whips the party in line.<br />
  12. 12. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />12<br />II. Senate Leadership<br />President of the Senate<br />The President Protempore<br />Floor Leaders and whips<br />
  13. 13. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />13<br />Senate Leadership<br />
  14. 14. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />14<br />President of the Senate<br />Vice President presides over senate<br />Can only vote in a tie.<br />Is usually not there.<br />
  15. 15. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />15<br />B. The President Pro tempore<br />Also called President Pro Tem<br />Senior senator who resides over senate.<br />4th in line to be President.<br />Senator Ted Stevens.<br />
  16. 16. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />16<br />C. Floor Leaders and whips<br /> Majority Leader<br />Plans daily agenda<br />Influence over committee assignments.<br />Minority Leader<br />Heads the Opposition<br />
  17. 17. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />17<br />Caleeefornia<br />
  18. 18. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />18<br />IV. The Committee System<br />Why a committee system?<br />Standing committees<br />Committee assignments<br />Select committees<br />Joint and Conference Committees<br />The Chairperson<br />
  19. 19. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />19<br />A. Why a committee system?<br />Too many bills<br />Thousands of bills each session<br />11,000 in the 100th congress<br />The committee system evolved over time<br />Committees were temporary and for each bill.<br />Eventually committees became permanent.<br />This division of labor allows for congress to accomplish more.<br />
  20. 20. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />20<br />B. Standing committees<br />Are permanent committees that deal with specific subject areas.<br />Most debate and business are done in the committees<br />Number of committees<br />16 in the senate <br /> 22 in the House<br />Committees are also divided into sub committees<br />80 subcommittees in the House<br />70 in the Senate<br />
  21. 21. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />21<br />C. Committee assignments<br />Congressman want to be part of powerful committees.<br />To help their district<br />Greater influence in congress<br />Committees are headed by a chairperson from the majority party.<br />Also seats are proportional to party representation.<br />
  22. 22. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />22<br />D. Select committees<br />Select committees meet for a specific topic and for a limited time frame.<br />Handle issues outside of standing committee focus.<br />Usually handle investigations.<br />
  23. 23. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />23<br />E. Joint and Conference Committees<br />Joint committees are comprised of members of both houses.<br />Conference Committees<br />Houses must pass identical bills.<br />When there are differences, these committees will meet to find a compromise.<br />
  24. 24. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />24<br />E. The Chairperson<br />Very powerful.<br />Presides over meetings<br />Chooses which bills to be addressed<br />Can pigeonhole bills they are opposed to<br />Although a discharge petition can force a bill out of committee to the floor.<br />Chairpersons were appointed by a seniority system.<br />Chairs are held by longest serving majority party member.<br />
  25. 25. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />25<br />Terms to Know<br />Speaker of the House<br />President of the Senate<br />President Pro tempore<br />Party Caucus<br />Floor Leader <br />Whip<br />Seniority Rule<br />Select Committee<br />Joint Committee<br />Conference Committee<br />
  26. 26. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />26<br />
  27. 27. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />27<br />
  28. 28. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />28<br />
  29. 29. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />29<br />
  30. 30. 10/7/2009<br />12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. <br />30<br />

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