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The Legislative Branch
The Federal
Government

The Congress
The Lawmakers


Senate
100 Senators

House of
Representatives

435 Represenatives

Congress is called the le...
Leader of the Senate

I call on members to speak and
to introduce questions for a
vote. I cannot debate or vote
unless th...
Who Can Be a Senator?
1. Must be at least 30 years old, 2. Must live in U.S. for at least nine years, 3. Must be a
residen...
To be a representative, you must:



Be 25 or older

Be a U.S. citizen
For seven years

California
currently has 53
U.S.
...


South Lake Tahoe’s
Representative

Republican
representative,
of the 4th
Congressional
district.

There are 435
distric...


Republican

The leader of the House of Representatives is known as
the Speaker of the House. The Speaker is elected by ...
Review of
and



1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Name the two parts of Congress
What are the requirements to be a senator?
What are the r...

Make laws
Collect taxes
Maintain the armed forces
Regulate trade
Punish certain crimes
Suggest amendments
Check on the o...
How Laws are Made

A bill is an idea for a new law or a change
in an old law. The idea can come from
citizens who write t...
•
•

Bill introduced in Senate or House
Sent to committee

Bill introduced

•
•

Bill dropped or approved
If approved, bil...
Joint committees
1. A__________committee works on a bill that must be changed before it can go to
the president.
A. standing B. subcommitte...
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  1. 1. The Legislative Branch
  2. 2. The Federal Government 
  3. 3. The Congress The Lawmakers  Senate 100 Senators House of Representatives 435 Represenatives Congress is called the legislative branch of the government. The legislative branch was mentioned in Article I of the Constitution. Congress is made up of two groups 1. The Senate, and 2. The House of Representatives
  4. 4. Leader of the Senate  I call on members to speak and to introduce questions for a vote. I cannot debate or vote unless there is a tie. Joe Biden The vice president tends to be busy and is present only for the very important debates. When he is not around, there is the president pro tempore to fill in his duties. Pro tempore is Latin for “temporary”.
  5. 5. Who Can Be a Senator? 1. Must be at least 30 years old, 2. Must live in U.S. for at least nine years, 3. Must be a resident of the state they represent. They have a six-year term.  Barbara Boxer has been California’s senator since 1993. We vote for our senators every 6 years. Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein has been California’s Senator since 1992. Democrat
  6. 6. To be a representative, you must:  Be 25 or older Be a U.S. citizen For seven years California currently has 53 U.S. representatives. They serve a two year term in office and then they would need to be reelected. 435 total Be a resident of the state and district you live in
  7. 7.  South Lake Tahoe’s Representative Republican representative, of the 4th Congressional district. There are 435 districts throughout the U.S. There are 53 in California. Each districts has a representative. The average population per district is 710,767 people.
  8. 8.  Republican The leader of the House of Representatives is known as the Speaker of the House. The Speaker is elected by the majority party members to serve for two years. The speaker 1. leads sessions, 2. decides who may speak, 3. calls for votes, 4. places members of the House on committees, and 5. makes sure everyone is following the rules.
  9. 9. Review of and  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Name the two parts of Congress What are the requirements to be a senator? What are the requirements to be a representative? Briefly explain what a district is or what is means. Name two elected officials mentioned in this presentation and what their role is.
  10. 10.  Make laws Collect taxes Maintain the armed forces Regulate trade Punish certain crimes Suggest amendments Check on the other branches (Executive and Judicial). • Can accuse or impeach a public official if they have committed a crime • • • • • • • • Tell other senators and representatives about new bills that will be voted on. Work closely with Speaker of the House and leader of the Senate to manage debates and committee business.
  11. 11. How Laws are Made  A bill is an idea for a new law or a change in an old law. The idea can come from citizens who write their senators or representatives with a suggestion! The president, senators, and representative can also suggest ideas for bills. Please spend a few minutes writing an idea you would like a Congress person to consider. It could be anything from improving road conditions, public school equipment, job opportunities, or crime prevention. Name a representative or senator you would send it to.
  12. 12. • • Bill introduced in Senate or House Sent to committee Bill introduced • • Bill dropped or approved If approved, bill sent to subcommitee Bill at committee 3rd • • Bill dropped or approved If approved, bill sent back to committee Bill at subcommittee 4th • • Bill dropped or approved If approved, bill back on Senate or House calendar Bill at committee again 5th • • • Bill debated in House or Senate If approved, sent to other house If both approve, sent to president Bill at Senate or House 6th • President signs bill into law or vetoes bill Bill with President 1st LAW Bill at Congress
  13. 13. Joint committees
  14. 14. 1. A__________committee works on a bill that must be changed before it can go to the president. A. standing B. subcommittee C. conference D. presidential 2. A committee can approve a bill and give it to the __________ or House to consider and vote on. A. people B. Population C. Senate D. President 3. What are the three main branches of the federal government? Which branch is Congress? 4. Describe three steps a bill must take before it becomes a law. 5. The leader of the House of Representatives is the _______of the House. 6. Why might the president use a pocket veto? (this is an opinion question)
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