Final Prep VI

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  • Speaker of the House —majority party nominated leader Presides over the House Decides which bills to refer to which committees Heads the committee that assigns members to standing committees Influences which bills are brought to vote and when Appoints members of conference committees
  • Majority leaders —elected by majority-party members Schedules legislation and debate Use persuasion and compromise in establishing their party’s positions
  • Final Prep VI

    1. 1. VI
    2. 2. House Leadership Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House
    3. 3. House Leadership Steny Hoyer Majority Leader
    4. 4. House Leadership John Boehner Minority Leader
    5. 5. Senate Leadership Robert Byrd President Pro Tempore
    6. 6. Senate Leadership Harry Reid Majority Leader
    7. 7. Senate Leadership Mitch McConnell Minority Leader
    8. 8. 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
    9. 10. What is gerrymandering? <ul><li>Drawing congressional districts in order to gain an advantages for one political party </li></ul>
    10. 11. I’m Thomas Jefferson . I am a STRICT constructionist. The expressed powers and only absolutely necessary implied powers should be granted to Congress.
    11. 12. 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
    12. 13. 17 th Amendment <ul><li>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. </li></ul>

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