3rd Government.pdf - The House Of Representatives How is it structured Representation by population Leadership structure Representation in the house is

3rd Government.pdf - The House Of Representatives How is it...

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The House Of Representatives How is it structured? - Representation by population - Leadership structure Representation in the house is based on population of each state Representatives i n1800 - 106 1900 - 357 2012 - 435 Structure of the house Speaker (Nancy Pelosi) - presides over the house and maintains order - Controls the house agenda - Leads a party caucus Majority and minority floor lears - Floor leader - speak as voice of their political party - Help the party agree on policies Whips - serves as assistans to floor leaders - Organize votes of party members Majority and minority whips (organizing the members at karf) Members at large Committees - investigate and prepare legislation Standing commettees - are permanent and designated to work on specific areas Specia land select commeettees - are formed temporarily to investigate an issue Joint committeees - have members from both parties, have limited jurisdiction’ The majority party has a great deal of power over legislation - Assigns the 20 committee chairs - Assigns a majority of each committee’s members - Influences what the committee considers and votes on What is its function? - Serving citizens - Using exclusive powers - Making laws
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Duties of a representative - Hire and manage a staff - Serve on a committee - Make laws - Meet with constituents - Respond to supporters’ concerns - Meeting supporters and acting on their suggestions - Serving on congressional committees - Managing employees who oversee scheduling - Lawmaking - primary job of the house of representatives - Passing revenue bill - Impeaching a federal employee - Electing a president in a deadlock (a tie) - Bringing changes agaisnt officials to remove them from office - Choosing president if the electoral college results a tie - Creating bills that raise funds for government services The House is responsible for - Proposing - Amending - Voting on bills - And resolutions The house is the only legislative body that can propose revenue bills, taxing or raising money for the governemtn The house Process - Bill introduction - committee hearings - debate - house vote - senate approval - presidential action A bill in the house - Submission of a bill - Hearings of a bill - Bills are assigned to committees which examine the bills closely
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- Floor debate - Floor vote - The house votes to approve or reject the bill Representatives - Represent your constituents (people the state you live in) in government - Meet in the south wing of the capitol -
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