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Sep 29, 2014 - c. PAC legislation. b. pork-barrel legislation. d. logrolling. 10. This binds the government to spending for uncontrollables. a. the legislature veto.

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U.S. GOVERNMENT CHAPTER 7 STUDY GUIDE Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. These congressional staffers help constituents with problems. a. caseworkers b. political action committees

c. d.

lawmakers lobbyists

2. Almost all the important work on tax laws occurs in the a. appropriations bill. b. executive office.

c. d.

Senate chambers. House Ways and Means Committee.

3. Federal grants and contracts are very important to lawmakers and their districts because they bring in a. money and jobs. c. new people. b. presidential power. d. more votes. 4. One area in which party voting is strong is a. current issues. b. farm issues.

c. d.

district issues. local issues.

5. House members are unable to offer amendments to a bill from the floor when this is adopted. a. appropriations. c. the closed rule. b. lobbyists. d. private bills. 6. Special-interest groups that raise money to help elect lawmakers are called a. political leaders' committee. c. b. policymakers. d.

presidential councils. PACs.

7. Congress did not follow the president's lead for military action in the Persian Gulf until swayed by a. PACs. c. the executive committee. b. lobbyists. d. public opinion. 8. The largest portion of the federal government's budget is spent on a. uncontrollables. b. foreign aid.

c. d.

government grants. congressional salaries.

9. Through public-works bills, Congress appropriates billions of dollars for local projects that are often called a. private bills. c. PAC legislation. b. pork-barrel legislation. d. logrolling. 10. This binds the government to spending for uncontrollables. a. the legislature veto b. the Constitution

c. d.

the closed rule previous legislation

11. In this process, each bill is given a title and a number. a. hearings b. first reading

c. d.

sessions resolutions

12. Matters requiring the action of both the House and Senate, but on which a law is not needed are called a. joint resolutions. c. concurrent resolutions. b. hearings. d. resolutions. 13. These are a source of federal money and jobs. a. federal grants and contracts b. lobbyists

c. d.

PACs taxes

14. These bills deal with individual people or places. a. private bills b. revenue bills

c. d.

public bills appropriations bills

15. Representatives of interest groups that work to influence Congress are called a. Republicans. c. party partisans. b. lobbyists. d. Democrats. 16. This group tends to vote in favor of business. a. lobbyists b. Republicans

c. d.

PACs Democrats

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17. This group tends to favor social-welfare programs. a. Republicans b. political action committees (PACs)

c. d.

lobbyists Democrats

18. These bills deal with general matters and apply to the entire nation. a. appropriations bills b. authorization bills

c. d.

private bills public bills

19. These committees have the power to cut budgets. a. revenue committees b. closed rule committees

c. d.

appropriations committees authorization committees

20. This is an example of an entitlement. a. license plate fees b. national health care service

c. d.

Social Security property taxes

f. g. h. i. j.

logrolling entitlements roll call public works bill taxes

f. g. h. i. j.

PACs programs like Social Security pork-barrel legislation line-item veto conferees

Matching Match each item with the correct statement below. a. PACs b. first reading c. caseworker d. joint resolutions e. pork-barrel legislation 21. propose constitutional amendments 22. federal funds for local projects 23. senatorial voting 24. uncontrollables 25. influence lawmakers 26. federal money source 27. appropriating money for local projects 28. lawmakers supporting each other 29. lawmakers' staff member 30. S.1., S.2., and so on Match each item with the correct statement below. a. pidgeonholing b. taxes c. logrolling d. farm issues e. hearings 31. conference committee managers 32. agreements between lawmakers 33. committee ignores a bill 34. voting along party lines 35. entitlements 36. would have expanded presidential power 37. "bring home the bacon" 38. provide government with money 39. sessions for testimony 40. special-interest fundraising groups

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