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Unformatted text preview: CONGRESS American Political System 12/2/10 The 110 th Congress 07-08 House 232D-202R-1?- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi D- Majority Leader: Steny Hoyer D- Minority Leader John Doehner R Senate was pretty much R- VP So what we had here was pretty much a divided gov. COMPARED TO The 111 th Congress 09-10 House 255D-175R- Speaker: Pelosi Senate 58D-44R- VP Biden So what we have here is a Bipartisanship and a taking of the house and senate COMPARED TO 112 th Congress 11-12 House 191D-242R-2?- Speaker Boehner R- Majority Leader Eric cantor R- Minority Leader Pelosi (D Senate pretty much 53-49R So the Republicans took the house How Congress is organized to make Policy- The House o 435 Members, 2 year terms of office o Initiates all revenue bill, more influential on budget o Limited debates- The Senate o 100 members 6 year terms of office o Gives advice and consent more influential on foreign affairs o Unlimited debates Committee System - 4 types- Standing committees: subject matter committees that handle different policy areas...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course ENVD 3114 taught by Professor Pyatt during the Spring '10 term at University of Colorado Denver.
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