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Bicameral Legislature House Senate
Expressed Powers Lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, provided they are uniform throughout the United States. Borrow money. Regulate commerce with foreign countries, among the states, and with Indian tribes. Establish rules for naturalization. Establish uniform bankruptcy laws throughout the United States. Coin money and regulate its value, as well as the value of foreign coin, and set the standard for weights and measures. Provide punishment for counterfeiting US coins and securities. Establish post offices and post roads. Securing, for limited times, to authors and inventors exclusive right to their writings and inventions. Create courts inferior to the Supreme Court. Define and punish piracy and felonies committed at sea, and offenses against the laws of nations.
Expressed Powers Declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water. Raise and support armies. Provide and maintain a navy. Make rules for the government and regulation of land and naval forces. Provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions. Provide for organizing, arming and disciplining the militia, and for governing those that are in the employ of the United States, reserving to the states the appointment of officers and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress. Exercise exclusive legislation over the District of Columbia, and all other places purchased from states for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings. Make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by the Constitution in the federal government or any department or officer thereof.
Constituent The people that a representative is responsible for
Filibuster Debating so long that you delay voting on an issue.
Gerrymander Redrawing voting districts to favor the party in power.
Florida Capitol - Tallahassee 40 Senators 119 House Reps
US Capitol – Washington DC 100 Senators 435 House Reps
State Committees Agriculture AG Agriculture Appropriations AP Appropriations – Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice ACJ Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice – Appropriations Subcommittee on Education AED Appropriations Subcommittee on Education – Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax AFT Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax – Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government AGG Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government – Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services AHS Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services – Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development ATD Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Banking and Insurance BI Banking and Insurance Children, Families, and Elder Affairs CF Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Commerce and Tourism CM Commerce and Tourism Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities CU Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Community Affairs CA Community Affairs Criminal Justice CJ Criminal Justice Education ED Education Environmental Preservation and Conservation EP Environmental Preservation and Conservation Ethics and Elections EE Ethics and Elections Gaming GM Gaming Governmental Oversight and Accountability GO Governmental Oversight and Accountability Health Policy HP Health Policy Judiciary JU Judiciary Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security MS Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Reapportionment RE Reapportionment Regulated Industries RI Regulated Industries Rules RC Rules Transportation TR Transportation
Veto Chief executive (President) objects to a law. 2/3 of congress can override a veto
Pocket Veto President has 10 days to review a bill He holds the bill until congress adjourns (closes).
Majority Party vs. Minority Party
Special Interest Group Any voluntary association that seeks to publicly promote and create advantages for its cause 3 types - Economic, public, and social.
Lobbyist Attempt to influence legislatures. Usually part of an interest group or large corporation.