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The United States Congress is the two-chambered (or bicameral) legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, and consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives chosen by direct elections. The Congress convenes in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. This category expounds the functions of US congress and its various facets.
The last word was it was waiting editing of terminology, and has not become offcial. ALthough there have been some amendments added to Federal Bankruptcy Laws.
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%DETAILS% I don't think so. The founders expected that the congress would be the dominant branch of government, formulating national policy. That was how it was for a long time. But today the congress just follows the lead of the president. They take his ideas and modify them, flesh them out with…
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Exclusive powers of the senate; To ratify treaties with a two thirds majority To confirm federal appointments To try cases of impeachment To elect a vice-president (in the case of an electoral college tie) Exclusive powers of the House: To consider all 'money bills' first To impeach To choos…
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Independent Regulatory CommissionsRegulatory Commissions have a special place in the federal bureaucracy. They are independent of the three branches of government. The President appoints the members with Senate approval. Unlike other bureaucrats, these agencies do not report to the executive branch …
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Yes and No.Representation is apportioned by population for the seats in the House of Representatives with a minimum of one seat held by each state. Representation for seats in the Senate is set at two with no consideration for population. Therefore, it is possible that a representative from the Hous…
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As of 2011, there are 90 women in the US congress - 17 of them are in the Senate, and 73 are in the House of Representatives. There are also three women serving as Delegates to the House: they are from Guam, the Virgin Islands and Washington, DC. And the leader of the Democrats (who are currently in…
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There are 535 people in congress. Each state has 2 senators which is 100 and there are 435 representatives.There are 535 members in the United States Congress. 435 100 in the senate (2 per state), the other half of congress is the house of representatives which is 335. The house is based on the s…
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The US Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow money on the credit of …
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depends......first party claims, either to insured and shop...just the shop......insured and lien holder, or insured only if no lien holder is present..........second party claims....can be to the owner only (generally) if requested.......
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The judiciary can be checked by self-imposed limits, presidential appointments, executive enforcement, congressional powers, and federalism. However, the judiciary is still the most powerful branch of government. Answer None, once they become justices -- the senate confirms you as a justice. Th…
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Answer 2/3 vote for the house and the senate, and 3/4 of all the state's governments or conventions vote. An amendment is the hardest thing to pass in the U.S. government.
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The advantages of a bicameral or two-house legislature is that it allows for representation on a reasonably equitable footing for both large and small states. States with large populations are satisfied because the number of each state's representatives in the lower house, (House of Representatives)…
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He doesn't have to sign it at all. He can sign it, in which case it becomes law, or he can refuse to sign it, in which case it generally doesn't but that is where the time limit comes in. If he wants to veto the law then he has ten days to send it back ti congress with his reasons for not signing it…
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congress is a form in the legislative branch made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives/ but also is a group of people picked by the 50 states to make challenging decisions
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Congress convenes on January 5 of odd number years. The start of the next Congress is January 3, 2017.
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Two for each state, ergo 100, since there are 50 states. The Constitution (in Article I, Section 3, Clause 1) explicitly sets the number at 2 senators per state. As to why 2 were chosen (instead of 1 or 3 or any other number), there's no good answer, other than 2 being a reasonable number.
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There are 435 representatives in the US House of Representatives, as compared to only 100 senators in the US Senate. There are also 6 non-voting delegates, representing US territories and the District of Columbia.One gay guy and 2 lesbians and one straight guy
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New York has 27 representatives in the House of Representatives; the state lost two Congressional Districts as a result of the 2010 US Census population count. All states have two representatives in the Senate.
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There are 435 people or voting members in the House of Representatives.
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North Carolina has 13 seats in the US House of Representatives. Answer Thirteen.
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The people elect both the members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate by direct ballot. Representatives are elected by Congressional district and serve for two-year terms. Senators are elected state wide and serve six-year terms. (Until the passage of the 17th Amendment t…
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These are entities such as the FCC(Federal Communications Commission) and FAA(Federal Avaition Administration). They are formed and accorded power by Congress to regulate a specific industry. Within the authority granted them by Congress, they have the power to form and enforce their own regulations…
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Senators
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For as long as it takes to research, debate and amend it. Some bills NEVER even get out of committee, and never see the light of day again.
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Answer Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution is known as the "Necessary and Proper Clause." It gives Congress the power to make all laws that are necessary and proper for carrying out the duties of the legislative branch. It is also known as the "elastic clause" because it stretc…
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Terms for US PresidentsUnder the rule of the 22nd Amendment, US presidents can serve two four-year terms of office, and a maximum of 10 years if succeeding a President for less than half of a full term.Amendment XXII:Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twic…
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The Congress of the United States is the biennial meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government. It is bicameral, comprising the House of Representatives and the Senate, and all of its members are elected directly by the people. The House of Representatives has 435 member…
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A member of the US Congress is paid $158,000 a year, a few members are paid somewhat more.
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No. A real, dependable house could not be made out of toothpicks. Rain could seep right through them, and a wind storm would knock the house down. yea if ya got the right STUFF
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Congress meets on January 3rd of every year.
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Congress proposes and ratifies laws and amendments. Congress declares war. They make laws, represent their constituents, and serve on committees. Congress decides how to spend our money and shapes foreign policy.
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* Be at least 25 years old. * Be a U.S. citizen for the past 7 years. * Live in the state they represent.
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There are links below to the current list of the 40 state senators in the Florida legislature.*For US senators, see the related question.
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Every state has exactly two senators to represent them in the US Senate. The Seventeenth Amendment provides that vacancies in the Senate, however they arise, may be filled by special elections. A special election for a Senate seat need not be held immediately after the vacancy arises; instead, it i…
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it was a document of rights that couldn't be taken away
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Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein:
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Right now (2013) there are 11 Jewish senators and 22 Jewish members of the House of Representatives.
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The senior United States Senator from Georgia is Clarence Saxby Chambliss, Jr., 68 and the junior United States Senator from Georgia is John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson, 67.
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Answer There are 100 senators in the U.S. Senate because there are 50 states and each state should provide 2 senators.
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US Congress meets in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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Congress hasn't declared war since December 11, 1941 (against Germany & Italy).
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There are 435 in the House and another 100 in the Senate.
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For the six-year term beginning January 2015: Richard Durbin (D-IL) For the six-year term beginning January 2011: Mark Kirk (R-IL) For updated information, see the related link below.
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The Republicans have the majority in congress holding 247 seats of the 435 available.
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the people  U.S. House of Representatives: Each state is divided into districts according to population. Larger the population, the more districts. Every state is guaranteed at least one Representative. Each district within each state elects a Representative to the House.    U.S.…
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Answer Representative of Colorado
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Congress Meetings Congress has to meet at least twice in their two year term, at least once a year. Article I, Section IV of the Constitution states that Congress meets once a year in December; however, transportation technology has advanced so that they are able to meet more than one time per year …
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They meet on the first Monday in December.
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Section 8. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States. EXAMPLES: To borrow money…
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The current US Senators from New Jersey are: For the six-year term 2013 to 2019 Bob Menendez (D-NJ) senior senator For the remainder of the six-year term 2015-2021 Cory Booker (D-NJ) junior senator (see the related link for updates and addresses) Booker won the 2013 election to complete t…
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Use the related link to find a list of all the US Senators with pictures.
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According to the Constitution, to run for senator you must be at least 30 years old, live in the state you plan to represent, and have been a U.S. citizen for at least nine years before being elected. Representatives must be at least 25 years old, live in the state they represent, and have been a U…
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Answer Her first Senate term expired in January 2006. Her current term after being re-elected in 2006 will expire in January 2013.
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The Constitution provides several unique functions for the Senate that form its ability to "check and balance" the powers of other elements of the Federal Government. These include the requirement that the Senate may advise and must consent to the President's government appointments; also the Senate…
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The two current US senators from Connecticut are Richard Blumenthal (D-CT, senior senator) for the term 2011-2017. Chris Murphy (D-CT, junior senator) for the term 2013-2019. Former senator Joseph Lieberman did not seek reelection in 2012. (for updates, see the related Senate link below)
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A state representative helps people and tries to move society forward and also trys to make society a better place for all people to live in. Some of the responsibililites of a state representative are: 1. Vote on laws. 2. Assist people with constituent services. 3. Try to improve the communities th…
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ANSWER Members in 114th Congress, Seated on January 3, 2015: House: Republicans 247, Democrats 188, Independents 0. Senate: Republicans 54, Democrats 44, Independents 2. ---
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A United States Representative is supposed to be the common persons voice in the United States government. The House Of Representatives joins the Senate in forming the legislative arm of our government, that part which writes and passes laws. Because a Representative only serves a two year term,…
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taking care of patient,s teeth rather than their pockets njm
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duysdThere are 435, one district for each member of Congress. It gives them something to do.
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The US Constitution sets out three requirements for a Representative: 1. Must be at least 25 years of age. 2. Must be a US citizen for at least 7 years. 3. Must be a resident of the state he or she is representing.
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Congress is made up of two houses, the house of representatives and the senate. Congresses job is to make laws. congress is the legislative branch.
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Law making powers of government. Article 1 U.S. Constitution Section 8. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall b…
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To make laws for the united states
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It is set aside and no longer considered. >Gradpoint
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1) each senator must be at least 30 years old. 2) must have been a citizen of the United States for at least the past nine years. 3) must be (at the time of the election) a citizen of the state he or she seeks to represent.
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Every 6 months
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Jon Kyl and John McCain. Both are Republicans.Two senatorsSix representatives
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The US House of Representatives has 435 voting members.
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Congress and the nation's laws  
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four years
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They are fundamental and spelled out or enumerated. Edited -guarantees freedom of religion -freedom of speech -freedom to press -assembly (the social act of assembling)"they demanded the right to assembly"-the right of people to petition the government (criticize the government)
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This is a matter of opinion in many ways. Most Democrats and Clinton supporters would say no, while Republicans would likely say yes.
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Answer to 1800's election The electorate at that time could vote for both the president and vice president separately, and the vote did not distinguish whether it was for president or vice president. Both Jefferson and Burr got a majority of votes, so the house had to vote to decide who was presi…
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Congress is made up of 2 houses; Senate with 100 members, 2 per state and the House of Representatives with 435 members and the amount of representatives per state depends on the population. Hope this helps!
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Each state is represented in the House proportionally to its population, and is entitled to at least one Representative. The total number of Representatives is currently fixed at 435 by the Reapportionment Act of 1929, though Congress has the authority to change that number. Each Representative serv…
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There can only be 435 members in the House of Representatives. Each state must have at least one representative. These states have only one each: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. California has the most with 53 representatives. Unlike the Senate, where e…
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100 senators!
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i think that you have to been a least a US. citizen for about the age of (30) from my point of view.
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The US Senate is the upper house of the US Congress. Bills must be passed by a majority of both houses of Congress in order to become law. Except for revenue bills, bill can be introduced in either house. The Senate alone must confirm most appointments of the President, including ambassadors, cabin…
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The Power to Have a Military Draft. GRADPOINT
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us senators agree with the president but make it better
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This depends on the country. See related questions. United States: John Boehner.Currently, the speaker of the house is republican John Boehner. Nancy Pelosi was the previous speaker who was a democrat but had to leave because republicans took over control of the house.
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John Adams was the first President to serve 4 years. He was the second President of USA.
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Answer 30 http://aish.com/societyWork/society/Turning_30.asp 25 U.S. House of Representatives (Art 1 Sec 2) 30 U.S. Senate (Art 1 Sec 3 U.S. Constitution)
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The most fundamental duty of Congress is to make laws. These laws must be coherent in the role of the United States and must promote the execution of the Constitution of the United States. This may sound like Congress has unchallenged power but the included words like "necessary for the execution" a…
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Congress is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives, whose members are elected by the citizens of the state they are running for office in, so they are elected by the people of their state.
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