AP Gov Notes 2 - CONGRESS Checks and balances Impeachment The President can Veto The main problem with congress is Powers of Congress Article one

AP Gov Notes 2 - CONGRESS Checks and balances Impeachment...

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CONGRESS Checks and balances Impeachment The President can Veto The main problem with congress is Powers of Congress Article one describes how congress should be structured Bicameral Requirements to be House of R 25 Reside in US at least 7 years 2 year term Senate 30 Reside in US for 9 years 6 year term Originally chose by legislators Congressional Job description Less male and less white Incumbent has a greater chance of being reelected The congressional process Legislation: Bill: A proposed law Anyone can draft a bill, but only members of Congress can introduce them. More rules in the house than in the senate. Party Leaders play a vital role in steering bills through both houses, but less in the senate. Countless influences on the legislative process. Only members of the house or senate can submit the bill. Once a bill is introduced: usually a dead end

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