Congress Mind Map (Purpose and Kinds of Commitees (committee system serves…
Congress Mind Map
Purpose and Kinds of Commitees
committee system serves purpose of allowing division of work, selecting bills, and looking at issues facing the nation.
Senate at Work and Senate Leadership
members represent a majority of the population and a majority of senators represent a small minority of the population
senate party leaders do not usually have as much influence over members as their counterparts in the House
Rules of the House and House Leadership
Political divisions are unavoidanle
political debates have always stirred among strong passion
each house may determine the Rules of its Proceedings
Characteristics of Congress and Reelection
nearly half the members of Congress are lawyers
mostly white, middle aged males, but slowly reflect more racial, ethnic, and gender diversity
Salary and Benefits of Congress
Since 2009 congress has made over $174K a year. The benefits are medical insurance and US postal service covered.
Qualification and terms of US Senate
They must 30 years and a citizen in the United States for nine years. They serve at least six year terms and one-third run for reelection every two years. They are elected in fall and being there term in the winter.
Representation and Reapportionment
Assigns reps by population and takes a natiol census every ten years. States with slow growth can decrease representatives. Now it has grown up 435 memebers and more in the Congress House
Qualification of House of Reps
Representatives must be at least 25 years old, be citizens of the United States for at least seven years, and be legal residents of the state that elects them
Traditionally, members of the House also live in the district they represent
Emphasize the importance of lawmaking by describing the first main part of the Constitution
Congress is "the First Branch of the Government"