For the Week ending 02/03/06
Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.
Informal term for the Senate giving "Advice and Consent" to a presidential nomination for an executive or judicial position.
The Republican party seems confident about the _______ process of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Majority Leader and Minority Leader are elected by their respective party conferences to serve as the chief Senate spokesmen for their parties and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate.
Currently Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and his Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Harry Reid are considered _______ leaders in the Senate.
The number of Senators that must be present for the Senate to do business. The Constitution requires a majority of Senators (51) to be present.
Often, fewer than 51 Senators are actually present on the floor, but the Senate presumes that a _______ is present unless the contrary is shown by a roll call vote.
Informal term for any attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter by debating it at length, by offering numerous procedural motions, or by any other delaying or obstructive actions.
Recently the Democrats keep threatening to _______ bills proposed by the Republicans.
A meeting of a committee or subcommittee -- generally open to the public -- to take testimony in order to gather information and opinions on proposed legislation, to conduct an investigation, or review the operation or other aspects of a Federal agency or program
After Hurricane Catrina, there were _______ held in the Senate regarding the failures of FEMA's response.