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HouseSenate Younger Membership 57.2 years old Older Membership 63.1 years old
HouseSenate Younger MembershipOlder Membership Less Prestige 2 year terms More Prestige 6 year terms
Congress: Differences HouseSenate Younger MembershipOlder Membership Less PrestigeMore Prestige Size 435 Size 100
HouseSenate Strict Rules, Limited Debate Committee Rules Flexible Rules, Nearly Unlimited Debate Fillibuster
HouseSenate Strict Rules, Limited Debate Flexible Rules, Nearly Unlimited Debate Most Work is Done in Committees, Not on the Floor 21 Work is Split More Evenly Between Committees and the Floor 20
HouseSenate Limited Powers No Treaties No Presidential Appointments Revenue Bills Special Powers Treaties Presidential Appointment Confirmations
HOW CONGRESS WORKS. CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW Will there be a quiz? Note the meaning of the following terms: Majority leaders Standing committees.
Ch.10 The Legislative Branch – The National Legislature A Bicameral Congress – 2 House Legislature A Bicameral Congress – 2 House Legislature 1.Historical:
Chapter 10 sections 3 and 4 Senate. Basics The Constitution says – Senate “shall be composed of two Senators from each State.” So how many are there today??????
Chapter 10 sections 3 and 4 Senate. Basics The Constitution says Senate “shall be composed of two Senators from each State.” So how many are there today??????
C ONGRESS U3, C10. N ATIONAL L EGISLATURE Why bicameral? Historical The British Parliament as well as many of the state legislatures Practical Settle.
House of Representatives vs. Senate. Membership HOUSE 435 members; each states delegation is determined by its population SENATE 100 members (two per.
Am Government Review: Legislative Branch / Congress HouseSenatePowersCommitteesBills/Laws
CONGRESS CHAPTER 10. QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONGRESS House of RepresentativesSenate 25 Years Old30 Years Old Citizen for 7 Years Citizen for 9 Years Must.
WELCOME TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS!
The Legislative Branch. Bicameral Congress – 2 House Legislature 1. Historical: Most of the Framers of the Constitution were already familiar with.
Chapter 10: Congress. Congress—The Legislative Branch makes laws “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States,
Sam Weber. Who can draft a bill? Citizens Members of congress The president Special interest groups Resolutions – a statement made by congress.
Unit 4 Review Congress. The People’s Influence Constituents’ views (Delegate) Party Views (Partisan) Personal Views (Trustee) Congress in the Constitution.
Congress Chapter 11. The Representatives & Senators $175,000/yrHouse & Senate $223,000/yrSpeaker & V.P. $193,400/yrPresident Pro Tem/ Majority & Minority.
Differences in House and Senate. House initiates (starts) revenue (money) bills-no taxation without representation impeach (accuse only) selects president.
Legislative Branch US Government Mr. W.. I. Legislative Branch: “Makes the Laws” A. Bicameral Division members 2. New Jersey Plan (small states.
The Senate House of Rep. Bills to Laws Congress Checks & Balances Exec. & Judicial Checks & Bal.
How a Bill Becomes a Law. Step 1: Introduction Write It (“Draft”) Introduce in House and Senate – Sponsors / Co-sponsors Referral to Committees.
The House vs The Senate. House vs Senate House – 435 members; 2 year terms Senate – 100 members; 6 year terms Reason – House closer to people, Senate.
Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes a Law. Introduction Ideas for bills come from citizens, President, members of Congress, or special-interest.
The Legislative Branch. How many? Each 10 years the Census is used to determine a state’s number of representatives Each representative in the House of.
Bell Ringer Committees of Congress #69 Find the Closure/HW from last block and put it on your desk.
U3, C11 Congress. Major Differences Between the House and Senate HOUSESENATE Larger body (435 members)Smaller body (100 members) Shorter term (2 years);
REFLECTING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE House of Representatives:
Bell ringer Summarize how the “political machine” and the media were depicted in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. In regards to how the media was portrayed,
“I’m Just a Bill”. View the video clip and record as may steps as you see in the lawmaking process… how many can you come up with? I'm Just a Bill.
The Work of Congress. 11,000 Bills! During one two-year session of congress, more than 11,000 bills are presented. Would it be possible for congress to.
Unit 3 – Legislative Branch/Congress. The Capitol Building.
U.S. Congress is a bicameral legislature legislature consisting of 2 houses House of Representatives & the U.S. Senate.
Nov. 22, 2010 What established Congress as a two-part body? The Great Compromise.
Warm up Answer the following questions. DO NOT USE YOUR BOOK! 1. Which branch of government did the founders want to be the most powerful? 2. How were.
Congress Questions. Lots of frequent flier miles!!! Very busy schedules! Balancing work for constituents (pork/earmarks, casework) with work to.
American Government McGraw- Hill © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., members Two-year term Smaller constituencies Less staff Equal populations.
Government Mr. Rosenstock The Legislative Branch.
Congress Chapter 10. Congress Where is Congress established? – Article I Two Houses – Senate – House of Representatives Why was Congress established with.
Branches of the U.S. Government Legislative. Congress Made up of the All offices in Congress are elected positions.
Chapters 5 & 7: Congress How a Bill Becomes a Law.
Chapter 9 The Congress. Why was Congress Created? founders feared tyrannical rulers founders also had experienced the weakness of the congress under the.
The Legislative Branch. Legislative Branch Review 1.Function: Make the Laws 2.Congressional Joint Powers A.collect taxes B.Raise and maintain military.
How a Bill Becomes a Law!. A bill starts with an idea. Where can ideas for bills come from? A bill can only be sponsored and introduced by a.
CONGRESS. CONGRESSIONAL POWERS Delegated or Expressed Delegated or Expressed Power to Tax Power to Tax Must benefit public interest Must benefit public.
Legislation House Senate Committees Members
Things we shouldn’t do when writing current events for Mrs. Campbell’s class 1.Contractions – don’t, can’t 2.Double spacing is a line between each line.
The Legislative Branch. Legislative Branch Review 1.Function: Make the Laws 2.Congressional Joint Powers A.Levy and collect taxes B.Raise and maintain.
CONGRESS AND THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS (Article I) Bicameral--two bodies Bicameral--two bodies Provides a check on: Provides a check on: emotions emotions.
Three Branches of the United States Government. The Preamble We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice,
Congress. 2 ★ Senate ★ House of Representatives 3 House of Representatives ★ Representation in the House is based on population - average size of a congressional.
The Legislative Branch Congress The House of Representatives Qualifications A representative must be at least 25 years old. must have been a United States.
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