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What is the required number of senators needed to end a filibuster and pass a cloture vote?

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What is the required number of senators needed to end a filibuster and pass a cloture vote?

60

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If the House and Senate pass different versions of the same bill, the differences are worked out where?

Conference Committee

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The article of the Constitution that establishes the Legislative branch

Article I

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In the case of an Electoral College tie, who chooses the president?

The House of Representatives

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Which of the following is not a power of Congress?

Regulate Education

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The most senior member of the majority party in the Senate is usually given the role of:

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

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In case of an Electoral College tie, who chooses the Vice President?

The Senate

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How old must a person be to run for the Senate?

30

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How old must a person be to run for the House of Representatives?

25

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Who is the head of the House of Representatives?

Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi)

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Which Legislative Amendment was proposed in the original Bill of Rights (1789)?

27th Amendment

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Where must all appropriation bills be proposed?

House of Representatives

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How often is the House of Representatives reapportioned?

10 years (census)

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Free postage on all mail to a congress member’s constituents is a privilege called:

Franking

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During an impeachment trial, what is the role of the Senate?

To act as the jury

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During an impeachment trial, what is the role of the House?

To write the articles of impeachment

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How many voting members make up Congress?

535

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How much does a member of Congress make a year?

174,000

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A senator can be sued for slanderous comments made during a floor speech.

False

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A representative cannot be arrested for a minor offense when Congress is in session.

True

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Mr. Flowers, at age 32, can run for the Senate.

True

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A representative is required to live in the district they represent.

False

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The House of Representatives approve all appointments, nominees, and treaties

False

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Who are the three US Congress members representing Chattanooga?

Bill Hagerty, Marsha Blackburn & Chuck Fleischmann

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This amendment allows Congress to levy a federal income tax.

16th Amendment

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This amendment allows for the direct election of US Senators

17th Amendment

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This amendment allows for state executives to call for a special election to fill a senate vacancy

17th Amendment

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This amendment says that if Congress votes on pay raise, it will go into effective after the next congressional election

27th Amendment

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How many members make up the Senate?

100

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How many members make up the House of Representatives?

435

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How many members make up the Senate?

100

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Who is in control of the Senate?

VP (Kamala Harris)

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