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leaders have more power than Senate leaders because the majority can run it like a union (Krutz & Waskiewicz, 2017). The House and the Senate both have majority and minority leaders and whips, each with duties very similar to those of their counterparts in the House (Krutz & Waskiewicz, 2017). The House has a speaker, however, the Senate does not. Thus, the duties andpowers held by the speaker in the House fall to the majority leader in the Senate (Krutz & Waskiewicz, 2017). "Another difference is that according to the United States Constitution, the president of the Senate is actually the elected vice president of the United States, but he or she may vote only in case of a tie" (Krutz & Waskiewicz, 2017, p.124). Members from the House or Senate bring their experiences, and levels of expertise, and try to match these to the committee positions (Krutz & Waskiewicz, 2017). For example, a Senate member with a background in banking may seek positions on the Senate finance committee (Krutz & Waskiewicz, 2017). Or a House member from states with large agricultural interests will seek a position on the agricultural committee (Krutz & Waskiewicz, 2017). Powers Granted to Congress and the President under the Constitution "When United States citizens think of governmental power, they most likely think of the presidency" (Krutz & Wasiewicz, 2017, p.120). The framers of the constitution however intended that Congress would be the cornerstone of the new republic (Krutz & Wasiewicz, 2017).Powers were granted to Congress and the president under the constitution. In general congress powers can be divided into three types; enumerated, implied, and inherent powers (Krutz & Wasiewicz, 2017). Some examples of some powers granted to the Congress include; the power
4to levy taxes, declare war, raise and regulate armed forces, coin and borrow money, regulate commerce among the states and with foreign nations and issue patents and copyrights among others (Krutz & Wasiewicz, 2017). Examples of some powers granted to the president include; the president was to be commander in chief of the armed forces of the United States, negotiate treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate, and receive representatives of foreign nations (Krutz & Wasiewicz, 2017). "The growth of the presidential power is also attributable to the growth of the United States and the power of the national government (Krutz & Wasiewicz, 2017).