3.26.08 - April 11; 3rd exam Congress Bicameralism Started...

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April 11; 3 rd exam Congress Bicameralism Started talking about theoretical conception of bicameralism and goals Talked about Organizational structure and party control of the house and senate Now; Practical or procedural bicameralism o Legislative bodies produce legislation o Qualitative differences House; more reactive to public opinion, legislation is more reflected by shifts in public opinion, will have more ideological bills and more partisan bills because of that Senate; less reactive to public opinion, will have less ideological bills and less partisan bills because of that, the only things produced by the senate are things that are in consensus. o The synthetic component; arises when a conference committee reconciles differences between house and senate versions of a bill o A conference committee has members from both the house and the senate appointed by the leadership of each body o House bill (x1) and Senate Resolution (x2), there will be a conference committee to form a reconciled bill (x3), in order to pass the bill to law both chambers of congress must pass the identical bill, in (x3) we see the synthetic component of bicameralism, they have to strip away certain elements and only leave the ones that satisfy both chambers , in (x1
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3.26.08 - April 11; 3rd exam Congress Bicameralism Started...

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