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Page 1 of 3 The Legislative Branch I. Constitutional powers A. Article 1, section 8 (enumerated powers) 1. To lay and collect taxes, duties, imports, and excises 2. To borrow money 3. To regulate commerce with foreign nations and among states 4. To establish rules for naturalization and bankruptcy 5. To coin money 6. To fix the standard on weights and measures 7. To establish a post office and post roads 8. To issue patents and copyrights 9. To create courts (other than the Supreme Court) 10. To define and punish piracies 11. To declare war 12. To raise and support an army and navy 13. To provide for a militia 14. To exercise exclusive legislative powers over the District of Columbia and other federal facilities. 15. Special powers reserved to B. “Necessary and proper” clause, also known as the “elastic” clause gives Congress power to “make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the united States. II. Senate A. 2 senators from each state; must be 30 years old, a resident of the U. S. for 9 years, and a citizen of the state from which they are elected B. Elected directly by the voters in the state (17 th Amendment, 1913)
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