⅓ of the Senate seats are up for election every two years Checks and balances

⅓ of the senate seats are up for election every two

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of the Senate seats are up for election every two years. Checks and balances the other chamber does not have: House passes/approves Articles of Impeachment. All revenue-raising bills must be introduced in the House. Senate holds the impeachment trial and votes to convict. Senate ratifies presidential treaties. Senate confirms all presidential appointments. Is debate about a bill strictly controlled? Yes or No. Yes (the House has a Rules Committee that sets the rules for debate). No. Can members debate at length about whatever bill they choose? Yes or No. No. Yes (Senators can filibuster, which is a tactic that involves making speeches to delay action on a bill). 16
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House of Representatives: Reapportionment, Redistricting, and Gerrymandering. Reapportionment: redistributing representatives among states, based on population changed. House is reapportioned after each census. Redistricting: process of redrawing political boundaries to reflect changes in population. Gerrymandering: redrawing congressional district to intentionally benefit one political party. Why does Reapportionment happen in the House but not the Senate? House is reapportioned after each census. Basic steps of the legislative process. Step One Bill is introduced and assigned to a committee, which refers it to the appropriate . . . Step Two Subcommittee Subcomittee members study the bill, hold hearings, and debate provisions. If a bill is approved, it goes to the . . . Step Three Committee Full committee considers the bill. If the bill is approved in some form, it goes to the . . . Step Four Rules Committee Rules Committee issues a rule to govern debate on the floor. Sends it to the . . . Step Five Full House Full House debates the bill and may amendment it. If the bill passes and is in a form different from the Senate version, it must go to a . . . Step Six Conference Committee Conference committee of senators and representatives meets to reconcile differences between bills. When agreement is reached, a compromise bill is sent back to 17
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both the . . . Step Seven Full House House votes on the conference committee bill. If it passes in both houses, it goes to the . . . Full Senate Senate votes on the conference committee bill. If it passes in both houses, it goes to the . . . Step Eight President President signs or vetoes the bill. Congress can override a veto by a two-thirds majority vote in both the House and the Senate. Formal powers of the president (Article 2). Serve as administrative head of the nation. Supervise and offer leadership to various departments, agencies, and programs created by Congress. Act as commander in chief of the military. Highest-ranking officer in the armed forces.
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  • Spring '17
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