Glossary of Gov
- rejection of a legislative act by the executive branch.
- War Powers Act
- limits presidential war-making powers. Any actions requires approval by the Senate. (1973)
- An act about this was passed that said that provides money for programs authorized by Congress.
- standing committee
- permanent committee of the House or Senate that deals with matters within a specified subject area.
- independent regulatory agencies
- these are agencies outside of the cabinet
Ex: Environmental Protection Agency
- independent regulatory commissions
- they regulate a sector of society, such as transportationcommunications
Ex: Food and Drug Administration
- fiscal year
- gov't accounting period, which is Oct. 1st - Sept.30
- executive order
- formal regulation governing executive branch operations issued by the president.
- civil service
- could be disciplined for poor performance. An act was passed about this.
- lifting of gov't rules and supervision from business and professional activity.
- the Cabinet
- 14 members of the Cabinet
the heads of executive departments
- decision making by the federal bureaucracy as to whether or not an indiv./organization as complied or violated laws and regulations.
- the White House staff
- a staff that includes the president's closest aides and advisers. They assist the president in whatever.
- development of formal rules for implimenting legislation.
- pocket veto
- effective veto of a bill when Congress adjourns within 10 days of passing it and then the president fails to sign it.
- when legislation is vetoed by the president it requires a 2/3 vote in both the House and the Senate.
- Vice President
- Presides over the Senate and votes in case of a tie. Needs to be prepared to assume the responsibilities of the president.
- 22nd Amendment
- limits the president of serving no more than two terms in office.
- executive privilege
- right of the president to withhold info from the other branches of government.
- 25th Amendment
- In case something happens to the President, then the Vice President takes his places. Must send in writing to the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore.
- development of procedures and activities to carry out policies legislated by Congress.
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