POL115_Essay_WK2.doc - 1 Overview of the U.S Congress 2 Overview of the U.S Congress The United States Congress is a legislative branch of the federal

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1Overview of the U.S. Congress
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2Overview of the U.S. Congress The United States Congress is a legislative branch of the federal government that is made up of two bodies, The House of Representatives and The Senate. In this essay I will discuss the differences between these two bodies, the powers given to the U.S. Congress under the U.S. Constitution, and the checks and balances the U.S. Congress has vis-à-vis the Presidency and the Judiciary. I will also discuss the organization of political parties as well as leadership roles in each house, such as Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader and the steps it takes for a bill to become a law (Light, P. C., Magleby, D. B., & Nemacheck, C. L., 2015). The two Houses that make up the U.S. Congress are the House of representatives and The Senate. The differences between these two Houses are that the House of Representatives is considered the lower house, that responds to laws dealing with revenues in a much faster pace. It consists of 1 resident commissioner, 5 delegates, 6 non-voting members and 435 voting members all which are 2-year terms and appointed by the population of the state (Jasuja, 2018).
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