The Nonlegislative Powers.
The executive, judicial, and constituent powers.
powers that are not written down or interpretive completely, but are still used by the government.
powers that arre used to check the other branches of government these are set for in the constitution
The power to approve or reject major presidential appointments.
Congress has several powers that are not legislative. They include amending the Constitution, deciding elections, and impeachment power among others.
The non-legislative power does not come from the legislature and therefore affects the activities of the people in a given society.
Voted to impeach
Congress has the power to do several things in order to instill checks and balances. Congress has the power to overturn Supreme Court rulings, impeach the President and to conduct trials and to remove officers from the other branches of government.
Five non-legislative powers of Congress include: 1. Power to impeach officials (ex: President) 2. Power to amend the Constitution. This requires a 2/3 vote by Congress members and ¾ approval by state legislatures 3. Power to give advice and consent 4. Power to conduct investigations (ex: Watergate Scandal) 5. Power to choose executive leaders
Both Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton underwent impeachment trials in the Senate. Neither one was convicted.