BMarquez_pol115_v3_week2_congress&president assignment.docx - Congress and The President Briana Marquez POL\/115 University of Phoenix Online


This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 5 pages.

Congress and The President Briana Marquez, POL/115 University of Phoenix Online May 12, 2019
Image of page 1
Structure and makeup of Congress Currently, the United States Congress is made up of majority senate party and majority house of representatives. The Senate does not have a rules committee like the House. When a bill is brought to Congress and it is passed through committees and hearings, it is reviewed by the rules committee before it goes to the House. The founders thought the House needed more structure than the Senate because it was under the impression the Senate was older and more refined. The House of Representatives is made up of 435 members who are up for re-election every two years. The number of representatives per state depend on the state’s population. The Senate is the considered the upper Congress and allows for each state to have two representatives regardless of its size and Senators can serve up to a six-year term. Differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate The Constitution lists several of Congress’ powers with foreign affairs such as “regulate commerce with foreign nations”, “declare war”, and “provide and maintain navy”. The Constitution also assigns the Congress power to approve two of the president’s foreign affairs, making treaties and appointing diplomats. Congress also has general powers to” lay and collect taxes”, “to draw money from treasury”, and to “make all laws which shall be necessary and proper”. The president is named as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and is responsible for nominating the heads of governmental departments, federal judges, and Supreme Court justices. The executive branch can also issue pardons on federal crimes, veto legislation approved by Congress, and delivers the State of the Union address each year.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 5 pages?

  • Fall '15
  • President of the United States, United States Congress

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes