Day 15 - Leaders and Parties in Congress

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Day 15 - Leaders and Parties in Congress

  1. 1. DAY 15 – LEADERS AND PARTIES IN CONGRESS July 24, 2013
  2. 2. Evolution of the Speakership in the House Two Great Questions of the Nineteenth Century  Civil Rights and Growth  Reed Rules  Facilitates majority rule and action.  Combats the “Disappearing Quorum”  Current Rules  Gingrich’s “Contract with America”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4qdcdU723Q  Hastert Rule  Pelosi’s “Six in ’06”  http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2006/
  3. 3. Current Issues in the House  Debt Limit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIbkoop4AYE  House Republicans Broken Into Factions  http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-06- 03/politics/39711961_1_house-republicans- house-speaker-john-a-boehner
  4. 4. Senate Rules  Constitution v. Convention  Constitution  Article I, Sec. 3  “The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.”  “The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.”
  5. 5. Senate Rules (Cont’d.)  Convention  The filibuster and the “nuclear option”  http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc- morning_joe/vp/52457909#52457909  Recent filibusters  Rand Paul - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CEybxccvPk
  6. 6. Evolution of the Majority Leader  LBJ – 1955  http://millercenter.org/pr esidentialclassroom/exhi bits/lbj-charles-halleck- and-the-passage-of-the- civil-rights-bill  http://millercenter.org/pr esidentialclassroom/exhi bits/albert-thomas-gets- the-johnson- treatmenthttp://millercen ter.org/presidentialclassr oom/exhibits/albert- thomas-gets-the- johnson-treatment

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