American Political System_Baugher__Date_040910

American Political System_Baugher__Date_040910 - Congress...

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Organization of Congress Leadership - How they are chosen - What they do - Speaker of the House - Decides when bills get to floor house - Majority party usually wins - House - Majority Leader - Majority Whip - Minority Leader and Whip - Senate - Majority / minority leader and whip - Less important - President Pro Temp (longest serving member) Rob Byrd - Vice President is president of Senate Committees - Does most work - Divides legislative work and allows specialization - Five types - Standing (always there, not all created equal has a lot of subcommittees (House) - Subcommittees - Select committees - Joint committees - Conference committees (temporary) - The House has a Rules Committee to put rules on how bill will be voted on - President can do Pocket Veto - he just leaves it - Often things die in committee - War in Iraq - HR 114 of 2002 - took 2 weeks
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Unformatted text preview: Congress PP AB- Raising visibility and focusing attention F and A- Formulate policy through legislative process- Passing = adopting I and E- Budget process- Authorization agencies- Evaluation - policy formulation Presidency - Constitutional Outline- 35 years old- Natural born citizen- 4 year term and 2 term limit- Impeachment- Succession- Vice President Presidential Power - “many hats” 1) Commander in Chief 1) Determines strategy 2) Can use force for domestic disorder 3) Can send troops abroad for 90 days (war power act) 2) Chief Legislator 1) Veto bills 2) Recommend legislations (health care) (can’t introduce) 3) Give state of union 4) Signing statement 3) Chief of State (Diplomatic Powers) 1) Ceremonial duties - greet, entertain 2) Can appoint ambassadors 3) Make treaties 4) Execute agreements...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2010 for the course POSC 150 taught by Professor Mycoff during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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