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United States House Committee On Appropriations
The UNITED STATES HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS is a committee of the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives

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Self-executing Rule
The SELF-EXECUTING RULE, also known as "DEEM AND PASS", is procedural measure used by the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
to approve legislation. If the full House votes to approve a legislative rule that contains such a provision, the House then deems a second piece of legislation as approved without requiring a separate vote, as long as it is specified in the rule. That is, if the vote on the rule passes, then the second piece of legislation is passed as part of the rule vote. When considering a bill for debate, the House must first adopt a rule for the debate as proposed by the House Rules Committee . This rule comes in the form of a resolution which specifies which issues or bills are to be considered by the House. If the House votes to approve a rule that contains a self-executing provision, it simultaneously agrees to dispose of the separate matter as specified by the rule
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Articles Of Impeachment
The ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT are the set of charges drafted against a public official to initiate the impeachment process. The articles of impeachment do not result in the removal of the official, but instead require the enacting body to take further action, such as bringing the articles to a vote before the full body. In the United States
United States
, the articles of impeachment are drafted by the House of Representatives for cases involving federal officials. Once drafted, a supermajority of the United States
United States
Senate is required to convict based on the articles
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Suspension Of The Rules In The United States Congress
SUSPENSION OF THE RULES IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS is the specific set of procedures within the United States Congress
United States Congress
that allows for the general parliamentary procedure of how and when to suspend the rules . CONTENTS* 1 U.S. House of Representatives * 1.1 Overview * 1.2 Suspension Calendar * 2 U.S. Senate * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links U.S
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General Ticket
GENERAL TICKET representation is a particular method of electing members of a multi-member state delegation to the United States House of Representatives . States using this method elected their entire delegation in a statewide manner, either on a single ballot (by means of bloc voting ) or on separate ballots for each seat, but always allowing every voter in the state to vote for a candidate for each seat. It was a system used frequently until restricted by the 1842 Apportionment Bill
Apportionment Bill
and subsequent legislation, most recently in 1967. After 1842 it was used only occasionally when permitted for states with small delegations or in the years immediately following their admission to the union
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Plural District
A PLURAL DISTRICT was a district in the United States House of Representatives that was represented by more than one member. States using this method elected multiple members from some of their geographically defined districts, either on a single ballot (block voting ) or on separate concurrent ballots for each seat (conducting multiple plurality elections ). This method was used to give more populous counties additional representation without dividing them into multiple districts - voters were instead allowed to either vote in several elections or to vote for a slate of candidates. It was a system used mostly in Maryland
Maryland
, New York and Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
until prohibited by the 1842 Apportionment Bill and subsequent legislation
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Gerrymandering In The United States
GERRYMANDERING IN THE UNITED STATES has been practiced since the founding of the country to strengthen the power of particular political interests within legislative bodies. Partisan gerrymandering is commonly used to increase the power of a political party. In some instances, political parties collude to protect incumbents by engaging in bipartisan gerrymandering. After racial minorities were enfranchised, some jurisdictions engaged in racial gerrymandering to weaken the political power of racial minority voters, while others engaged in racial gerrymandering to strengthen the power of minority voters. Throughout the 20th century, courts have grappled with the legality of these types of gerrymandering and have devised different standards for the different types of gerrymandering
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Redistricting
REDISTRICTING is the process of drawing electoral district boundaries in the United States
United States
. CONTENTS * 1 Legislative representatives * 2 Public schools * 3 Gerrymandering
Gerrymandering
* 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVESIn 28 states, the state legislature has primary responsibility for creating a redistricting plan, in many cases subject to approval by the state governor
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Unanimous Consent
In parliamentary procedure , UNANIMOUS CONSENT, also known as GENERAL CONSENT, or in the case of the parliaments under the Westminster system , LEAVE OF THE HOUSE (or LEAVE OF THE SENATE), is a situation in which no one present objects to a proposal. CONTENTS * 1 Purpose * 2 Not the same as unanimous vote * 3 Unanimous consent required * 4 Procedure * 5 Typical uses of unanimous consent * 6 Leave of the house (or leave of the senate) * 7 Use in consensus decision-making * 8 See also * 9 References PURPOSEGenerally, in a meeting of a deliberative assembly , business is conducted using a formal procedure of motion , debate , and vote. However, if there are no objections, action could be taken by unanimous consent. The procedure of asking for unanimous consent is used to expedite business by eliminating the need for formal votes on routine questions in which the existence of a consensus is likely
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United States Congressional Apportionment
UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL APPORTIONMENT is the process by which seats in the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
are distributed among the 50 states according to the most recent constitutionally mandated decennial census . Each state is apportioned a number of seats which approximately corresponds to its share of the aggregate population of the 50 states. However, every state is constitutionally guaranteed at least one seat. Because the size of a state's total congressional delegation determines the size of its representation in the U.S. Electoral College , congressional apportionment also affects the U.S. presidential election process as well. Allocation of congressional districts after the 2000 census . The 435 seats of the House grouped by state (post-2010 Census reapportionment)
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Huntington–Hill Method
The HUNTINGTON–HILL METHOD of apportionment assigns seats by finding a modified divisor D such that each constituency's priority quotient (population divided by D ), using the geometric mean of the lower and upper quota for the divisor, yields the correct number of seats that minimizes the percentage differences in the size of subconstituencies. When envisioned as a proportional electoral system , this is effectively a highest averages method of party-list proportional representation in which the divisors are given by D = n ( n + 1 ) {displaystyle scriptstyle D={sqrt {n(n+1)}}} , n being the number of seats a state or party is currently allocated in the apportionment process (the lower quota) and n+1 is the number of seats the state or party would have if it is assigned to this party list (the upper quota)
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United States Capitol
The UNITED STATES CAPITOL, often called the CAPITOL BUILDING, is the home of the United States Congress
United States Congress
, and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government . It sits atop Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Though not at the geographic center of the Federal District , the Capitol forms the origin point for the District's street-numbering system and the District\'s four quadrants . The original building was completed in 1800 and was subsequently expanded, particularly with the addition of the massive dome , and expanded chambers for the bicameral legislature, the House of Representatives in the south wing and the Senate in the north wing. Like the principal buildings of the executive and judicial branches, the Capitol is built in a distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior
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Congressional Office Buildings
The CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDINGS are the office buildings used by the United States Congress
United States Congress
to augment the limited space in the United States Capitol . The congressional office buildings are part of the Capitol Complex are thus under the authority of the Architect of the Capitol and protected by the United States Capitol
United States Capitol
Police . The office buildings house the individual offices of each U.S. Representative and Senator as well as committee hearing rooms, staff rooms, multiple cafeterias , and areas for support, committee, and maintenance staff. The congressional office buildings are connected to the Capitol by means of several underground trains–the Capitol Subway System . Congressional pages are responsible for carrying packages and messages from the two chambers to the buildings
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Government
A GOVERNMENT is the system or group of people governing an organized community, often a state . In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislature , executive , and judiciary . Government
Government
is a means by which state policies are enforced, as well as a mechanism for determining the policy . While all types of organizations have governance, the word government is often used more specifically to refer to the approximately 200 independent national governments on Earth
Earth
, as well as subsidiary organizations. Historically prevalent forms of government include aristocracy , timocracy , oligarchy , democracy and tyranny
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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