Section nov 14th-1 legislature

Section nov 14th-1 legislature - The legislature Nelson...

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Unformatted text preview: The legislature Nelson Polsby-points out differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives Can you think of any differences between these 2 bodies of government? Senate 2 senators from each state chosen regardless of population 6-year term for Senators Other fun facts: Need to be 30 yrs old to run for Senate 16 standing committees in Senate What does the Senate President, and President pro tempore do? Other Senate Facts Majority Leader Majority Whip Minority Leader Minority Whip Senate vs. House-according to Polsby Senate is smaller-only 100 members Senate-has more prestige, attracts more publicity Members of the House resign to run for Senate positions No one has done the reverse(resign from Senate to run for the House) What does the Senate do? Polsby says that most people think it is the President who initiates policy and Congress that responds Polsby says it is NOT this way He says the Senate has a lot to do with innovations in policy or presidential initiatives before the President initiates them How does the Senate do this? The Senate Serves as place to formulate ideas Senate provides a forum for speeches, hearings and the introduction of bills Also-maintains sense of community among interest groups Senate articulates, formulates, shapes and publicizes demands and can...
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