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Week 5 CheckPoint You are a Member of Congress

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Running head: WEEK 5 CHECKPOINT: YOU ARE A MEMBER OF CONGRESS 1 Week 5 CheckPoint: You are a Member of Congress April Arnold University of Phoenix American National Government POS 110 John F. Day II, Esq. July 15, 2010
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Week 5 CheckPoint: You are a Member of Congress What factors make it more likely that a bill will become law? What factors make it less likely? The most important factor is support of other members of congress, and willing to settle for a small victory rather that getting everything you want. The factors that make it less likely is if you are opposing the majority party in congress, or pushing too hard for the bill to pass without amendments. Is it easy or difficult to pass a bill? What are some of the advantages of passing legislation quickly? What are some of the disadvantages? It is very difficult to pass a bill. The advantages of the bill passing quickly are that there is a better
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Unformatted text preview: chance it will pass and will help with a possible re-election. The disadvantages are that without amendments, or no one improving your idea it may end in a veto and no re-election. Does fundraising consume too much of the legislators' time and energy? Does it affect their behavior? Why or why not? Fundraising is a very important thing for any elected government office, so any time spent is necessary, not only to ensure the candidate will be re-elected but to always have the funds necessary to act on the peoples’ behalf. Having to raise funds does affect their behavior; they will behave differently for each activity, or based on what he or she thinks they should be for others. They become a chameleon, and change based on their surroundings....
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