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Majority Rule

Majority Rule

A group that has more than half of all voters.

Congressional Caucus

Congressional Caucus

A congressional caucus is a group of members of the United States Congress that meets to pursue common legislative objectives. Formally, caucuses are formed as Congressional Member Organizations (CMOs) through the United States House of Representatives and governed under the rules of that chamber.

Interest Group

Interest Group

Organized body of individuals who share some goals and try to influence public policy to meet those goals

Enumerated Powers

Enumerated Powers

Powers that are specifically granted to Congress by Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.

Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties

Areas of personal freedom with which governments are constrained from interfering.

Bipartisan

Bipartisan

The agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other's policies