House Leadership Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House
House Leadership Steny Hoyer Majority Leader
House Leadership John Boehner Minority Leader
Senate Leadership Robert Byrd President Pro Tempore
Senate Leadership Harry Reid Majority Leader
Senate Leadership Mitch McConnell Minority Leader
POWERS ACTUALLY WRITTEN OUT IN THE CONSTITUTION THOSE POWERS THAT ARE NOT EXPLICITLY STATED, BUT ARE ASSUMED POWERS THAT EXIST BECAUSE IT IS A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT INHERENT POWERS IMPLIED POWERS EXPRESSED POWERS Definition Term
What is gerrymandering?
Drawing congressional districts in order to gain an advantages for one political party
I’m Thomas Jefferson . I am a STRICT constructionist. The expressed powers and only absolutely necessary implied powers should be granted to Congress.
I’m Alexander Hamilton . I am a LIBERAL constructionist. The Constitution should be interpreted loosely to allow for a powerful government to do what it needs to do HAMILTON and the LIBERAL CONSTRUCTIONISTS win the battle
17 th Amendment
Clause 1. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof , for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.