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Congress and legislation

  1. 1. Congress and Legislation Mr. Newhart
  2. 2. THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
  3. 3. United States Congress
  4. 4. How Congress Is Organized
  5. 5. The House ofRepresentatives
  6. 6. The Senate
  7. 7. House vs. Senate House of Rep. SenateRepresentation based onpopulat ion, at equal-- twofrom least one per state eachstate MinimumAge 25 years 30 years# Years Cit izen 7 years 9 yearsLengthof Term 2 years 6 years Total Reps 435 100 Salary $16 8,0 00 $16 8,0 00 Speaker: $ 21 5,7 0 0 Majority and Minority Leader: $18 6,6 00
  8. 8. Salary, Benefits and Privileges
  9. 9. Sessions• Special session• Joint Session
  10. 10. The Leaders of Congress President pro Vice president tempore Senate Senate majority minority leader leader Speaker of the house Senate Senate majority whip minority whip House House majority Minority leader leader House Housemajority whip Minority whip
  11. 11. Leadership • The Majority • The Minority • Floor Leaders • Party Whip • Speaker of the House • President Pro Tempore • President of the Senate
  12. 12. How leaders flex their muscle
  13. 13. Committees• Standing Committees• Select Committees• Joint Committees• Seniority system
  14. 14. The Incumbent Advantage
  15. 15. Joint Session of Congress
  16. 16. Limits to Legislative pptPlex Section DividerThe slides after this divider will be grouped into a section andgiven the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  17. 17. Article I Section 8• Excise Taxes• Tariffs• Naturalization• Bankruptcy• Counterfeiting• Securities• Inferior tribunals• Declaring War• “Necessary and proper”
  18. 18. How a bill becomes a law pptPlex Section DividerThe slides after this divider will be grouped into a section andgiven the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  19. 19. How a Bill Becomes Law
  20. 20. The Hopper
  21. 21. The Committees
  22. 22. The Full House and Senate• filibuster• cloture The longest speech in the history of the Senate was made by Strom Thurmond of South Carolina. Thurmond, a Democrat who later became a Republican, spoke for twenty- four hours and eighteen minutes during a filibuster against passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
  23. 23. The President• Veto• Override• Pocket veto

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