Legislative Branch

House of Representative

House of Representatives

Qualifications


  • 25 years old
  • US citizen for 7 years
  • Live in representative state




There are 435 total representatives.
There are 8 total representatives in the house for Wisconsin.
Marshall is represented by Mark Pocan.
The census determins how many representatives there are for each state based off of the population of the state.
There are 232 republicans and 201 democrates are in the House of Representatives.


How a Bill Becomes a Law

In The House Representaives a bill is dropped into The Hopper Box and assigned to a commitee. They can either reject the bill immedialty, set it aside, approve it, or change it.

Voting on bills requires a 3/5th vote.


Ways to vote:


  • Roll call
  • Voice vote
  • Standing vote



The President can approve the bill or veto the bill.

Powers of Congress

Expressed Powers

  • Coin and regulate money
  • Declare war
  • Establish post offices
  • Power to collect taxes
  • maintain a military


Implied powers


  • Establish a minimum wage
  • Draft people to military
  • Monitor air and water pollution
  • Financially support public schools
  • Limit number of immigrants



The Elatic Clause grants congress the power to pass all laws that are necessary and proper for carrying out the enumerated list of powers.


How does the Legislative Branch check and balance the other branches?


The Legislative branch can pass a bill even if the president (Executive Branch) veto's it. They just have to have a 2/3 vote on it. The Legislative branch controls how many people can be in the Supreme Court and they can also limit their appellate jurisdiction.

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