CONGRESS & THE PRESIDENT BY: KAREN WALLS POL/115 AUGUST 26, 2019 JANICE HARDER
STRUCTURE AND MAKEUP OF CONGRESS • THE STRUCTURE OF CONGRESS • THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
The Senate The framers envisioned the Senate as a respected body who makes choices built on understanding and knowledge, not on the unsure of individuals. As a check on extreme democracy, only a certain amount of the Senate is picked every couple of years. The founders expected staggered elections of only parts of the Senate will be able to stop a faction from taking over of the Senate in a solo election. The founders of the Constitution were concern of peoples opinion, so they tried to put together the national government in a way that the people could not take authority of it. Besides, since they the Senate and House had to approve same kind of Bill, the Senate can look at any democratic excesses in the House. For each state is known to have two senators. Senators work at least a six-year terms. This six year team is supposed to insulate senators from how the people allow them to act freely.
Makeup of Congress
HOUSE VS SENATE House Senate The House of Representatives is more than four times the size of the Senate Senators represent a broader constituency than House members Floor debate in House has more limits and is more expeditious than the Senate Senators server longer terms (6 years) while House members run every two years Power is less evenly distributed in the House, but Majority is a more powerful force in the House Senate filibuster can block action on legislation with only 41 votes House has disproportionate share of majority seats on Committees Senate more equity in distribution of staff funds
POWERS GRANTED TO CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT UNDER THE CONSTITUTION THIS CONSTITUTION GRANTS CONGRESS MOST OF THE POWER — THE RIGHTS TO MAKE LAWS. A BILL, OR PROPOSED
- Fall '15
- Separation of Powers, President of the United States, United States Congress