The Legislative Branch
Do you got what it takes?
The Legislative Branch
Want to be a Representative?
- You must be at least 25 years of age
- You have to be a US citizen for more than seven Years
- There are 435 Representatives from each state, and that could be you! (Amount of Reps. from each state depends on population)
- A new Rep. from each State is elected every two years
- Only the house can introduce spending bills (A spending bill is a package of smaller regular appropriation bills into one larger bill)
Do you think you have what it takes do be a Rep?
Want to be a Senate?
- You must be at least 30 years of age
- You have to be a US citizen for more than nine years
- There are 100 Senates, two from each state, want to be one?
- New Senates are elected every six years
- Only the Senate can approve or reject treaties and presidential nominations for the government offices
Think you can be a Senate?
People from The Legislative Branch you might know
Vice Pres. Joe Biden, NOT a senate but can vote on tie breaker
President Pro Tempore (Hatch, Orrin)
Majority Leader of senate Republican, more than half people in senate are republican ( Mitch, McConnell )
Lead of minority party (Democrat), Harry Reid is leader of democrat senators
Rep. Paul D. Ryan
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Rep. Kevin McCarthy
Rep. Niki Tsongas
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth
Sen. Markey, Edward J.
How does a bill become a law
The Steps for a bill to be passed are :
- The Bill Begins
The Bill Is Proposed
- The Bill Is Introduced
- The Bill Goes to Committee -(The committee is Representatives who are experts at topics such as agriculture, education or international relations.)
- The Bill Is Reported -(Once a bill has been reported, it is sent to the house floor and is ready to be debated.)
- The Bill Is Debated -(When a bill is debated, Representatives discuss the bill and explain why they agree or disagree with it.)
- The Bill Is Voted On -(There is three types of voting: Viva Voice, Division, an recorded.)
- The Bill Is Sent to the Senate -(The bill goes through many of the same steps it went through with the representatives.)
- The Bill Is Sent to the President -(The president either signs and agrees with the bill, disagrees or veto's the bill, or does nothing and the bill automatically becomes a law after 10 days.)
- The Bill Is a Law
Delegated and Implied Powers
Delegated powers are the powers of Congress established in section eight of Article I of the US constitution. Implied powers are powers granted to congress not named in the Constitution but is assumed to exist due to it being necessary to implement the expressed powers that is in Article I. Some implied powers are, set standards for television, to regulate transportation, and determine citizenship rules.
The 17 Delegated Powers Are:
- Naturalization Bankruptcy
- Coins; Weights; Measures
- Post Offices
- Copyrights; Patents
- Federal Courts
- Declarations of War
- Rules for the Military
- Rules for the Militia
- National Capitol
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