The U.S. Legislative Branch

How much do you know about the legislative branch of the United States?
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Number of voting seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
435
Number of voting seats in the U.S. Senate
100
The number of House terms contained in a single Senate term
3
Total number of voting members of Congress representing the District of Columbia
0
Bill number prefix of a piece of legislation that originates in the U.S. House
H.R.
The term for a system of preference based on how long a member has been in office
Seniority
The President of the Senate is more commonly known by what title
Vice President
Partisan rooms adjacent to the House and Senate floor
Cloak Room
Top majority member on a committee or subcommittee
Chairman
Top minority member on a committee or subcommittee
Ranking Member
This special resolution includes 302(a) allocations and cannot be filibustered
Budget
The name of the committee that directs discretionary spending
Appropriations
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Resource available to Congress, housed in Jefferson, Madison and Adams Buildings
Library of Congress
A Senate parliamentary procedure requiring 60 votes to bring debate to a close
Cloture
TV Network known for live "gavel-to-gavel" coverage of the U.S. Congress
C-SPAN
The name of a legislative agreement between the chambers and brought to a vote with no amendments
Conference Report
Sometimes called a "District Work Period" the longest of these is usually in August
Recess
Each Congress is divided into two of these, one for each year
Session
This person acts as the referee for questions of procedure and precedence
Parliamentarian
The ability for a Member of Congress to use a signature instead of a stamp to send mail
Franking Privilege
In the following address acronyms, what does "OB" stand for: RSOB, DSOB, HSOB, RHOB, LHOB, CHOB
Office Building
Since 1984, what federal retirement program have all members of Congress paid into?
Social Security
Most proceedings on the House Floor are actually actions of what special committee that all Representatives belong to
The Committee of the Whole
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