The Legislative Branch
Do You Have What It Takes?
Requirements for the Senate
Must serve for six years
Must be at least 30 years old
Must have been a citizen for at least nine years
Passing a Bill in the House
Passing a Bill to a Law in the Senate
The majority vote wins (so 51 out of the 100 people have to vote for it to become a law for it to pass or get 51 out of 100 for it to not pass)
If the vote ends in a tie the Vice President gets the final vote.
Important People you get to work with in the House
- Paul D Ryan (Speaker of the House)
- Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Majority Leader)
- Dem. Nancy Pelosi (Democratic Leader)
Important People you get to work with in the Senate
- Vice President (Runs the meetings to pass laws and is the tie breaking vote)
- Orrin Hatch (fills in for Joe Biden if he is not in attendance)
- Mitch McConnell (Republican Majority Leader)
- Harry Reid (Democratic leader)
The Difference between the Senate and the House of Representatives
In the House the Speaker is elected.
In the Senate the Vice president is the automatic speaker
Delegated and Implied Powers
Implied powers are powers that are not in the Constitution but are still things the Senate and House control. Some of them include air traffic, and radio.