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OVERVIEW OF CONGRESS, ROLES OF THE PRESIDENT, AND THE EVOLUTION OF PRESIDENTIAL POWERS Darrin Palmer POL/115 May 1 st , 2016 Karen Levosky
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INTRODUCTION In this presentation, we will be looking at: A general overview of Congress Roles of the President of the United States The Evolution of Presidential Powers
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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE U.S. SENATE House Senate The House of Representatives is more than four times the size of the Senate Senators represent a broader constituency than House members Floor debate in House has more limits and is more expeditious than the Senate Senators server longer terms (6 years) while House members run every two years Power is less evenly distributed in the House, but Majority is a more powerful force in the House Senate filibuster can block action on legislation with only 41 votes House has disproportionate share of majority seats on Committees Senate more equity in distribution of staff funds
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POWERS OF CONGRESS Nature of powers House of
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