PP1001-Lecture%203-actors-in-policy

PP1001-Lecture%203-actors-in-policy - Lecture 3 Actors in...

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Lecture 3: Actors in the Policy-Making Process
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Congress Created by Article 1 Lawmaking authority: was seen to have slightly more power Bicameral legislature House of Representatives: was intended to “people’s house” Senate: was intended to be the “state’s house” Leadership in Congress Caucuses People who try to organize who the leader is within their respective party Partisan apparatus in which congress works Speaker of the House Appoints committee chairs Any disputes of rules is settled by speaker of House Acts like an arbiter Controls how much time each person can speak in House They decide which committee gets to hear and review the bill
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Congress…continued Senate majority Leader When there is a tic-vote, VP decides who wins Real leader of senate is majority leader Selected only from majority caucuses There are opportunities for a filibuster One or small group of senators really against a bill from passing decided to speak and are able to do so for long periods of time Cloture Rule: if 2/3 of senators vote to end filibuster it will end » Has changed to 60/100 members to vote Minority leaders Head of democrats in House of Representatives Whips Responsible for counting votes Vice President
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Congress Committee System: divides congress into smaller groups and assigns those groups to areas of expertise Committees: Receive bills Hold hearings Receive testimonies Conduct investigations Bill has to pass a committee in order to get voted on Every person in congress has to partake on a committee Standing Committees Are permanent Substitutive areas of public policy Power to “report legislation” Select committees Put together to core up with ideas to solve problems After it does so it is disbanded
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. continued Conference committees Both senators and house of representatives Iron out differences in the bill based on changes Joint committees Are permanent Monetary policy Delegates its authority for certain Monetary Policies Federal Reserve Board – “gives its authority away” Leadership of committees
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