POS 110 2/10/09 News Today President is in Ft. Meyer, FL, to try to sell stimulus package. One of the places hit hardest by recession. Likely to pass because of Democratic authority. 61 to 38-stimulus package A-Rod admitted to using steroids Michael Phelps ? picture ? smoking from a bong Explosion on ASU campus Non-natural death in Mexico, more so than combat zone Huge wildfires in Australia. 200 people dead The Details of Article I Section One: bicameral legislature Section Two: length of terms for House members and qualifications for service Section Three: selection of senators, length of terms Section Four: congressional election process Section Seven: how a bill becomes a law Section Eight: powers of the legislative branch How did the Legislative Branch determine how many seats each house gets? Constitution, Article 1 - They guessed relative sizes of the states 2 senators for every state. Senators were to be chosen by state legislatures, not by popular vote ? States Rights Preserve the role of the states power of national government Senators serve for 6 year terms ? staggered House of Representatives ? serve for 2-year terms. Up for re-election every 2 years Provide stability in congress ? exists in House of Representatives Senate is considered more ?exclusive? because it?s small and because it is seen as parallel of House of Lords Why is Senate given more powers? Provisions in Constitution is to preserve states rights In neither chamber are their term limits ? (restriction on # of times a person can run for office) Congress and Senate States may not impose term limits in House of Representatives or Senate House and Senate ? Senate is given power (Exclusive power and Shared power) powers each one has that each has nothing to do with. Shared - passing legislation. Exclusive ? treaties are not a law until Senate approves, Senate has sole power to approve ?Advise and Consent? House of reps and senate ? for a bill to become a law ? must pass through both houses Conference Committee? members of House and Senate come together once a bill is passed Process ? when bills are introduced to each chamber ? comes out in diff forms ? formed by leadership of both houses Sponsors - (people who introduce the bill), member of opposition party, and committee chairpersons from both sides House of Reps has sole power of impeachment ? pres, members of judiciary, high-powered execs Senate has power to remove Writers of Constitution purposely placed Legislative Branch first (most important/longest) Who sits in Congress? Changed over time More woman today than in 1975 1992, huge increase of # of Senators White men still are the majority How many total House of Reps are there? - 435 - Some states gain Representatives, some states lose Westbury VS. Sanders Congressional districts must be roughly equal in size Fundamentally unfair Member of House of Representatives, roughly 600,000 people Population of US ? more less 50/50. More women in US, or 51% female More men than women in House of Reps ? 16% are women Descriptive Representation ? reflect US population (women are better able to represent views of women than men are) Single member district elections? What would happen if women only voted for women candidates? All women would be in the house 2015 ? more Latinos in Congress than any other group (if voted for same ethnicity. Article I Talks about the way the House of Representatives and Senate will govern themselves Volumes and volumes of rules of procedure In House of Representatives you have a choice to yield Not enough time to debate with 435 people Who establishes rules? Legislatives leadership **Political Parties run congress Political Parties - extra government organization that run the government ? existed informally FIND OUT who party leadership is in Congress FIND OUT Speaker of the House ? ? FIND OUT Majority Leader? ? FIND OUT House Majority Whip? ? FIND OUT House Minority Leader? ? Senate Senate Majority Leader? ? Neighboring Senator? - Senate Majority Whip? ? Senate Minority Leader? ? Senate Minority whip? ? HYPERLINK "http://www.senate.gov" www.senate.gov and HYPERLINK "http://www.house.gov" www.house.gov
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