president decides it is time to make a new policy or at least talk about making

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president decides it is time to make a new policy, or at least talk about making one, Congress must go into session to elaborate on the future of the policy. Due to these powers, the president has a large influence over the development of domestic policies. b) Although the president has a strong influence over domestic policies, his abilities to influence policymaking in Congress are hindered due to mandatory spending and party polarization. Mandatory spending is government spending on programs that are required by law and are not controlled by yearly decisions on budget. Some examples of these programs are Social Security and Medicare. Mandatory spending limits the president’s ability to influence domestic policymaking in Congress because the forced spending leaves little money left of the budget. This means it prevents a lot of the money needed for policies to actually go to the policies and their goals. Party polarization is an increase in the divergence of political ideas and parties. This can limit the president’s ability to influence domestic policymaking because it causes the opposing party to almost always block policy goals in Congress, due to an increase in opposing views. If a democratic president is pushing for a policy involving an increase in governmental assistance with medical expenses, the republican senators and representatives in Congress will usually strongly oppose, due to their party’s views. If republicans are the majority party at the time, the president’s authority involving calling Congress into session or vetoing their policy will not matter because the policies will never be passed to begin with. This system
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AP Government FRQ | Domestic Policies | Taylor Murphy of checks blocks the president from having complete influence over domestic policies that are passed by Congress.
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