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the group of people in the U.S. who are elected to make laws. It consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate
the elected officials who govern a local area such as a city or county
the members of the main political party in a legislature, or the members of the cabinet (=the group of politicians with the most important jobs) in a system with a legislature
one of the elected government councils that ruled the U.S.S.R. when it existed in the past
a committee of members of the U.S. House of Representatives that considers laws about money spent by the government. Its full name is the “House Committee on Ways and Means”.
the people chosen by voters in individual states to elect the president and vice president of the United States