members of Congress
receive generous franking privileges, allowing them to send letters to their constituents free of charge.
After being reported by a committee but before being sent to the House, bills are submitted to the ____, which sets the terms under which the bills are to be examined by the House.
All of the following apply to bicameralism except
it presented various ways of amending the constitution.
All of the following apply to reconciliation, except
Reconciliation is sometimes used when the majority party in the US Senate does not have sixty votes in favor of an action.
As one of the most powerful agencies in Washington, the ____ assists in preparing the federal budget and oversees federal agencies throughout the year.
Senate Budget Committee
The necessary and correct clause
has expanded the role of national government vis-à-vis states.
Congress parties are formed around them
all of this is true
The "speech or debate" clause in Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution means that a member of Congress
is generally immune to charges of defamation or slander if the speech is related to official duties.
All of the following apply to the Senate except
The Senate cannot pass budget legislation without first allowing a filibuster.
The main function of Congress is
The House Majority Leader is
elected by the caucus of the majority party.
all of this is true.
After a bill has been introduced and referred to a committee,
The committee may hold hearings and discussions to consider the merits of the bill.
A procedure by which a bill in the House of Representatives can be forced out of committee to vote is called a
the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives to each state after each census.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Majority Leader of the Senate
Influence the duties of the committees and set laws for debate.
The federal budget deficit
declined after President George W. Bush reduced taxes on capital gains, inheritance and earned income.
All of the following apply to the people who work for Congress, except
they are outnumbered for members of the House of Representatives than for senators.
A Florida lawmaker who voted against his better judgment to support subsidies for orange farmers would act
as an appointed delegate.
The President of the Senate is
the Vice President of the USA
That is the job of a conference committee
Voting on versions of a bill by the House of Representatives and Senate.
The senior system takes care of that
The committee chairman is usually the committee member of the majority party with the longest uninterrupted tenure
Mentioned is the formal statement by the Congressional Appropriations Committee that a certain amount of funds may be made available to an agency
Oversight is the process by Congress
follows laws it has passed.
All of the following apply to the Congress except
it enjoys a high reputation among the public.
A key difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate is the total number of members. As a result,
a greater number of formal rules are required to regulate activity in the home.
The committee in the House of Representatives that proposes deadlines for debating bills is called The
An interim bill passed by Congress if no budget bill is passed by the beginning of the fiscal year is a (n)
The Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 required
the President to spend the funds approved by Congress.
An agent exercising the authority of a trustee
Vote on behalf of his or her home voters.
The most powerful person in the House of Representatives is the
speaker of the house.
The process of compromise by offering to trade support for a legislature's bill if they support yours is called
A big problem with the implementation of the role of commissioned delegate is that
Voters may not have well-formed views on many issues.
The use of franking privilege has
declined in recent years due to the growth of websites, email, blogs and social media.
All of the following statements about the Speaker of the US House of Representatives are true except
The Speaker is elected every two years by a vote in the US House of Representatives.
Actual leadership in the Senate resides in the House of
Majority Leader in the Senate.
redrawing of district boundaries within each state to ensure equal district populations.
The concept of Cloture refers to
a process attempting to limit debate on a bill in the Senate.
When a congressional district is challenged based on evidence that the lines are being drawn as racist gerrymander,
The US Supreme Court will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to order the redrawing of the district's borders.
In the midterm elections to Congress
Voter turnout drops sharply.
If the race for congressional seats were more competitive
extreme partisanship would be reduced because winning candidates would have to find broader appeal to voters outside their party
The federal government works with a fiscal year that runs from
October to September.
The members of Congress are
not representative of the voting population in terms of gender.
A filibuster is
an attempt to prevent passage of a bill through unlimited debate.
The Whips support the party leaders in this
Passing information to and from members of Congress in accordance with the wishes of the party leadership.
Which of the following is not a function of Congress?
Implementation and enforcement of the enacted laws.
A temporary Legislative Committee established for a limited period and for a specific purpose is a
The most important committees in Congress are ____ committees, standing bodies that have expertise because of their responsibility for specific policy areas.
All of the following are enumerated or expressed except
the power to set up a national bank.
The people whom a legislator represents and to whom he devotes much time and effort are called
A representative acting in the role of commissioned delegate is
primarily represents the wishes of its voters.
All of the following statements about gerrymandering are true except
The problem of gerrymandering has been solved.
In most states, the lines of Congress are drawn
a small group of party leaders in the Landtag.
The founders of the American Republic believed that most of the power that would be exercised by a national government should be in the hands of
If no presidential candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes, the
The election will be decided in the House of Representatives.
Regarding the Presidential Pardon, all of the following statements are true except
Presidents can grant a pardon only if the person being pardoned has been convicted of a crime.
When the President receives a bill,
he/she cannot do anything and in ten days the bill will become law without his/her signature.
Which of the following statements is true?
A person born on US soil or born to American parents can become President.
Which of the following statements best describes the people who were elected President?
White male Protestants.
What action(s) is (are) part of the President's role as Commander-in-Chief?
President Bush orders the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Which of the following statements about the President's fundraising is correct?
President Obama has had spectacular success in raising funds.
Which of the following statements is true?
In a parliamentary system, the executive and the majority.
Which of the following statements about the “IPO” is not correct?
It's usually a sign that a president's popularity has dropped.
Which of the following statements about the presidential veto is the most accurate?
Threat of veto gives President significant leverage over Congress and…
Which of the following statements does not apply to executive orders
represent the powers of the president's party leader
Which of the following statements about presidential elections is incorrect?
The Fifteenth Amendment requires that the President and Vice President be elected separately.
Which of the following statements about the state of the union message is NOT TRUE,
is not required by the Constitution, and each President can choose whether or not to report to Congress.
Which of the following statements is an example of the president acting as head of state?
Hosts the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for a special dinner.
A veto is
A clear indication of the President's dissatisfaction with the legislation.
A constitutional amendment to clarify Electoral College voting was necessary because
There was no way to tell which votes were for President and which were for Vice President
A pocket veto
can only be used if Congress is adjourned for session within ten days of billing
The President is the supreme commander
The ultimate decision maker in military affairs.
All of the following apply to the President's Cabinet except
it is detailed in the Constitution
As chief executive, the president is constitutionally bound
Enforce laws, contracts and court orders
as chief diplomat the President
negotiates treaties, recognizes foreign governments, and makes executive agreements
All of the following apply to emergency powers except
the supreme court upheld the trumans' seizure of the steel mills during the korean war
All of the following apply to the President as Chief Executive except
The President may remove members of the Congressional Committee who oppose it
an executive order
must be published in the Federal Register
impeachment according to the constitution
Impeachments are chosen by the House of Representatives and
Under the Twenty-fifth Amendment, when a President's ability to perform his normal duties is called into question and he is unable to communicate,
A majority of the Cabinet, including the Vice President, can declare the President incompetent
the number of political appointments available to the President
is restricted by the civil service system
The National Security Council is a link between them
key foreign and military advisers and the President
the President as head of state is responsible for this
engage in activities that are largely symbolic or ceremonial in nature
The office that includes most of the President's key personal and political advisers is that
Office in the White House
The White House Office, the National Security Council, and the Office of Administration and Budget are all part of it
the Executive Office of the President.
the Office of Administration and Budget
assists the President in preparing the annual budget
The Twenty-Fifth Amendment
was used by President Nixon
The members of the cabinet
are all department secretaries
the granting of parole for a crime is referred to as a(n).
The requirement that the President report to Congress within 48 hours of sending troops into hostilities and then seek Congressional approval within sixty days is established by
Die War Powers Resolution.
The following two presidents are the only ones in American history who have actually been impeached
Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton
inherent powers of the President
depend on what is said in the constitution
Informal advisers to the President are called
if the office of Vice President becomes vacant,
the President appoints a replacement, which must be approved by both Houses of Congress
if the president vetoes, he or she
must return the bill to Congress with a veto message
No president in the history of the United States has ever done that
been charged and convicted
In most democratic governments, the head of state is
someone other than the manager
That's what the Supreme Court ruled in United States v Nixon
Richard Nixon could not use executive privileges to hold back old Oval Office tapes
Executive agreements are
Agreements between the President and a foreign head of government that do not require Senate approval
includes the presidential ability
Presidential candidates have asked individuals to join the ticket as vice presidential candidates for all of the following reasons
to serve as co-president
Popularity of the President
Is an important resource for Presidents to persuade Congress to pass legislation
Before a contract can become legally binding, it has to be
approved by a two-thirds majority in the Senate
It calls for rewarding loyal party workers with government jobs
The cabinet departments are in terms of organization
Responsible for overseeing the President
The percentage of the total US workforce employed by local, state and federal governments is
Examples include the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Examples include the Social Security Administration, Small Business Administration and the Smithsonian Institution
Independent executive agencies
To this end, the Hatch Act was created, which was passed by Congress in 1919
Ban federal employees
The number of civil servants has
Remained relatively stable in recent decades
The federal government
Cannot release personal medical record information
The loot system is sometimes called
The Freedom of Information Act
Requests federal agencies to disclose information about an individual
The FDIC can take over a private bank
Purchase of bank preferred stock to keep the bank afloat while a new owner is found
The term privatization refers to
The replacement of government services with services from private companies
The merit system refers to
Select, retain and promote government officials based on exams.
The Whistleblower Protection Act
Prohibits retaliation against whistleblowers by their superiors
The government required this in the Sunshine Act
All federal agencies run by committees regularly conduct their business in open session.
The two jobs that employ by far the most federal civilian employees are
US Postal Service and Department of Defense
The investigative power of Congress is often
Delegated to the Government Accountability Office
The federal bureaucracy
Consists of approximately 2.9 million employees
Determination of the employment principle based on open competitions
The monopolistic model of bureaucracy says so
Bureaucracies have no competition and are therefore inefficient
The only cabinet department not headed by a secretary is
Through negotiated rulemaking, federal agencies have begun to encourage businesses and public stakeholders to participate directly
Elaboration of the regulations that affect them
The profit-making model of bureaucracy says so
Bureaucracy leaders strive for expanded budgets and larger staffs
All of the following statements apply to cabinet departments except
New cabinet departments are created by the President
All of the following apply to national ID cards, except
The American public has never accepted the concept of a national identity card
All of the following statements about political appointments are true except
The most important source of authority is the ease with which they can fire officials
All of the following apply to the Freedom of Information Act with the exception of
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11
All of the following statements apply to the Sunset Legislation except
All federal laws must include 10-year expiration provisions
Are all of the following statements about public service true?
Positions in the public service are filled in a network-oriented and political manner
According to Max Weber, a bureaucracy should be exempt from all of this
Consists of non-specialized staff to avoid delays
Amtrak, the U.S. Postal Service and the FDIC are examples of this
Proponents of privatizing government services believe so
Some state agencies should be sold to investors
Which of the following statements is true about politicians?
Their powers are often exaggerated
Which of the following statements does not apply to Weber's model of bureaucracy?
Shows that power flows from the bottom up
Which of the following is not one of the four main types of structure within the executive branch?
Which of the following statements about federal spending is correct?
The Social Security Administration administers social security and health insurance benefits
Which of the following statements about terrorism is correct?
Federal agencies are best placed to detect and respond to terrorist activity
Which of the following statements is true?
From the perspective of the acquisition model, bureaucrats are motivated by the trappings of power and want to expand their budgets and staffing levels
When the industry to be regulated gains control of the agency that is supposed to regulate it, the process is invoked
Which of the following was the first cabinet department created?
The first cabinet department to be created was State and lastly Homeland Security
Which of the following statements is true about state-owned companies?
Government employees usually have no shareholders
Which part of the federal government employs the most government employees?
Which of the following statements about the concept of bureaucracy is not true?
Applies to the US military
Which of the following statements is not true regarding Cabinet departments and the President?
Congress can appoint or fire all top officials
Independent executive agencies are
Federal agencies that do not belong to cabinet departments but report directly to them
Iron triangles are made of
Interest groups, legislators and members of the bureaucracy work to advance and protect their common interests
All the above points are true
In 2008, the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP)
Providing a bailout for banks, auto companies and insurance company AIG
Education, trade and energy are examples
Provides approval for new federal agencies
Controversies that have led some to wonder whether army rules contributed to military deaths include
Options A, B AND C ARE TRUE
Traditional attempts to measure the size of bureaucracy
Skip the 1.4 million members of the armed forces
One of the important differences between public bureaucracies and private corporations is that government bureaucracies
are not organized for profit
_______________ were established because Congress felt that it was unable to deal with the complexities and formalities required to carry out certain laws in the public interest;
During the Great Recession
Government spending accounted for about 25 percent of economic activity
Bureaucracy is the name for it
A large, hierarchically structured organization that performs specific functions
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