Non-Legislative Powers

Shelboat, Lyssa, "The Matt Efird", Wayland, emily.

Main Idea

Among Congress's most important Non-Legislative power are those it uses to check the other branches of government. Some of these are set forth in the Constitution; others have developed over time.
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One such power is to propose amendments to the Constitution. The Senate has the power to approve or reject the President nominees for carious offices, including Supreme Court justices, federal judges, and ambassadors.
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The Constitution also allows Congress to remove from office any federal official who has committed serious wrongdoing. The House has the soul authority to impeach, or accuse officials of misconduct in office.
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The House uses its impeachment power sparingly, most often with federal judges. Only two presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998.