Legislative Branch

Legislative Branch - Legislative Branch Tom Coburn Proposed...

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Legislative Branch 28/11/2007 15:46:00 Tom Coburn Proposed amendment to bill “Says if senate doesn’t allow for every child, then no more earmarks” The legislative branch 1) Congress designed not to work – most important (not efficient) Set up through constitution Part of checks and balance system Hard to pass legislation Designed to be inefficient and slow Only 10% of bills pass 2) Leadership and committees in the house Speaker; only Constitutional house position o Elected by majority party (Pelosi) o Assigns bills to committees o House agenda (w/ rules committee) o Interpreter of house rules Majority leader (Steny Hoyer) Majority whip (James Clyburn) Minority leader (John Boehrer) Senior members get chair vacancies in committees Committees o House Rule Committee (Senate does not have it) Created from necessity Decides length of debates (how it’s debated)
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course HIST 1100 taught by Professor Horner during the Fall '07 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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