U.S./NC Legislative Branch

Compare and Contrast

U.S. Legislative Branch

  • The legislative branch is made up of the two houses of Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The most important duty of the legislative branch is to make laws.
  • There are 100 senators in the Senate, two from each state. Senators are elected by their states and serve six year terms.
  • The Vice President of the U.S. is considered the head of the Senate but does not vote in the Senate unless there is a tie.
  • There are 435 representatives in the House of Representatives. The number of representatives each state gets is based on its population.

NC Legislative Branch

  • They enact general and local laws that promote the best interests of the state, and establish rules and regulations governing the conduct of the people.
  • North Carolina has a bicameral legislature consisting of two houses the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  • The Senate has 50 members. Elections for all 50 seats are held every two years. The Lieutenant Governor is the President of the Senate however there main duty is to cast a deciding vote in the case of a tie.
  • The House of Representatives has 120 members. Elections for all 120 seats are held every 2 years. At the beginning of each session, the members of the House choose a Speaker, who presides over the business of the House.

How Are They The Same

  • Both are bicameral in which they have the two houses the Senate and The House of Representatives.
  • Both Have the President in the Senate and the Speaker for the house and for the senate they only have the president vote when there is a tie.
  • Both Legislative branches establish and inforce laws
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