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Act I Power of Congress Two centers of power (both congressional elaboration:) 1) party leaders 2) committee structure HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: 1) Party Leaders: a. Most powerful person in house is Speaker of the House (at current time, N. Palosi) b. Election of Speaker: elected at the beginning of every legislative session (lasts 2 years) c. If you control the House you control policy, power d. Also choose the other members of your leadership when you choose Speaker e. Powers of the speaker: i. Floor scheduling – scheduling of legislation ii. Bill referral to standing committees – vast majority of bills die in committees so you want your bill to be put into a good committee (standing refers to a permanent policy committee) iii. Appointment to select conference committees (deals with a particular area, is temporary, will investigate, write a report, make recommendations in report, committee with dissolve) iv. Conference committees – compromise on a bill – temporary committee – majority leader’s job is to appoint the majority leaders for this committee – (10/6) elect committee chairs v. Speaker is a part of the chain of command – President to VP to Speaker to President Pro Temp. (senior member of senate side) – all laid down in 25 th amendment which deals with succession – November 22, 1963: Kennedy to L. Johnson to J. McCormick (89 years old) to C. Hayden (90 years old); JFK assassinated; passed 25 th amendment in 1965 to stop very old people from becoming president vi. Party spokesman – speaks on behalf of majority party (to president, to the nation, etc.) f. Majority Leader – second most powerful person in the house: i. The only power he does not have is not being in the chain of commander – when you are talking about what the leadership wants and how it will perform, the majority leader and speaker speak as one ii. Elected at the same time as the speaker – will be a straight party vote (only majority party members vote) iii. Speaker sets agenda and majority leads the group (Stanley Hoyer at present time) g. Majority Whip: i. Their job is communication – assist the leaders in the running of the house
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