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OVERVIEW OF CONGRESS, ROLES OF THE PRESIDENT, AND THE EVOLUTION OF PRESIDENTIAL POWERSDarrin PalmerPOL/115May 1st, 2016Karen Levosky
INTRODUCTIONIn 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
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE U.S. SENATEHouseSenateThe House of Representatives is more than four times the size of the SenateSenators represent a broader constituency than House membersFloor debate in House has more limits and is more expeditious than the SenateSenators server longer terms (6 years) while House members run every two yearsPower is less evenly distributed in the House, but Majority is a more powerful force in the HouseSenate filibuster can block action on legislation with only 41 votesHouse has disproportionate share of majority seats on CommitteesSenate more equity in distribution of staff funds
POWERS OF CONGRESSNature of powersHouse of
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