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Chapter11 - 1 Bicameral(two chambers a Senate upper chamber...

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1) Bicameral (two chambers) a) Senate- upper chamber with 100 members b) House- lower chamber with 435 members 2) Senate a) Six year terms (no term limits) b) No direct election of senators until 1913 (amendment 17) c) At least 30 years old d) Can b3e a naturalized citizen e) Confirmation powers by the senate ( they choose federal judges, and approve of cabinet people from the president) f) Treaty ratification powers ( the senate has to approve of a treaty) g) Conviction powers (president, federal judges) senate has the power to remove them if a 2/3 vote is obtained h) Senators represent states (2 senators for each state) i) More prestige and more media coverage than the house j) They can add amendments to bills on the full floor almost always allowed. This is how a bill becomes an amendment buy the voting of the full floor. k) Senators are policy generalists, and they must be able to represent the whole state l) Senators are more general not democratic or republican 3) House a) 2 year terms (no term limits) b) Direct elections of representatives are always provided for. House is voted by the people c) They must be 25 years old d) They can be a naturalized citizen e) No confirmation powers f) No treaty ratification powers g) They have impeachment powers but no conviction powers h) House members represent districts in the U.S. Districts have to be equal about 750,000 per district. i) Less prestige than the senate j) Closed rule of ten invoked by the house leadership deals with amendments.
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