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Article 1 section 8 – congress can pose taxes, coin and borrow money, regulate interstate and foreign commerce, and spend money for common defense and general welfare Congress has the right to make laws Only congress can declare war Congress gets approval of Supreme Court justices and officials in executive branch 699,000 represented by each representative 2 senators, house decided by population 2 years house – keep up with popular opinion, 6 years senate – do more unpopular political action committee fundraises for candidate, but not associated with party constituant service (261) coattails – typically, if you’re the same party as the president, you have a better chance of getting elected pres has 4 year term, so mid-year election is when you’re not electing pres – major party tends to lose seats logrolling: where congress people offer to vote for each other’s projects to get theirs through porkbarrell legislation – trying to get money for pet projects in your own state to get more votes one solution congress has for complicated social programs – is that they have system of committees and subcommittee read all blue bits separate party affiliations (cross party lines) when you can’t get enough votes coalitions – certain # of people in your party you can get to vote
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