Notes 7 - Congress[1] - Congress The American people hate...

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Congress The American people hate Congress, but not their representatives. The Framers intended for the legislative branch to be the center of policy making. (First part of the Constitution) We don’t like Congress in part because it functions as the Framers intended - Federal government made to be broken - Made to move slowly/ thoughtfully Senators are considered elite compared to House members. The U.S. Senate - Not elected in the original Constitution - Serve six years - Represent an entire state - One of two people in each state (100 total) - Better behaved The U.S. House - Elected by the people (from the beginning) - Two year terms - Represent a small part of the state o Districts drawn by population 1 per each 650,000 people - One of many members in each state o 435 in the U.S. How a bill is introduced:
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1. Bill is introduced 2. Committee and subcommittee consider bill 3. House and Senate consider bill and vote 4. Conference committee resolves differences 5. Bill passes in both houses 6. President signs or vetoes bill
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