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LEARNING ACTIVITY WORKSHEET - Week Three 1. Legislative: A. One strength of one of the legislative branch of government. The legislative branch is Congress and includes the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. The scope of power and parameters of representation for the legislative branch are established in Article I of the Unites States Constitution. The primary role of the legislative branch of the federal government is to represent the people and one way it accomplishes that task is by writing the nations laws and making public policy. “The views and demands of ordinary citizens are transmitted to government via legislature” (Radu, 2011, p. 106). The first step in the legislative process is the introduction of a bill to Congress. Once introduced, the bill is referred to the appropriate committee for review and they investigate the merits and flaws of the proposed measure. If the full committee votes to approve the bill, it is reported to either the House or Senate and placed on the calendar for discussion, debate, and consideration. A simple majority will pass the bill in either the House of Representatives of the United States
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