Final - 1 Caffrey Francis December 2 2010 Dr Knippenberg T Th 11-11:50 I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid in completing this

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1 Caffrey Francis December 2, 2010 Dr. Knippenberg T/ Th: 11-11:50 “I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid in completing this assignment.” Signed:_______________________ Using what you have learned about the Constitution and the current political process, write a memo to Speaker John Boehner about his responsibilities upon entering office. What resources (political and institutional) does he have to carry out his duties as Speaker of the House and leader of the majority party? What constraints does he face? How is his job different from what it would have been in 1811 or 1911? To: John Boehner After the elections, the first day of a new congress the Speaker is elected by the House. Usually, the major party has already elected a candidate at previously meetings. Then all party’s put the name of their leading candidate in the nomination, and whoever is the majority party’s candidate is elected through a party line vote. As Speaker of the House, John Boehner job is to asset the agenda of the House. This agenda concentrates on what the majority party wants to accomplish while they are in office. As Speaker of the House, John Boehner’s job requirements are as follows: deciding the main points that the House should asset on their agenda, administering the oath to members, presenting bills and resolutions to committees, putting question to a vote, counting and declaring all votes, signing all bills, and appointing people to jobs in the House.
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2 As shown by the midterm elections, the American people were not happy with what was going on in Washington and wanted a change. When the majority party lost, it signaled that what they did prior to the election was not what America wanted, that's why they lost. So as Nancy Pulosi stepped down from the Speaker of the House, John
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Final - 1 Caffrey Francis December 2 2010 Dr Knippenberg T Th 11-11:50 I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid in completing this

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