What is a sole power that the US representatives have?
They can elect the president if none of the candidates have a majority vote. They can also impeach people.
Where in the us constitution does it say that the speaker of the house of representatives is chosen by the house of representatives?
The US House of Representatives has the sole power to impeach federal officials. If an official is impeached by the House, the US Senate must hold a trial based on the impeachment charges. The Senate serves as the jury and a 2/3 vote for conviction is required in order to remove the official from office.
House of Representatives The House of Representatives has the sole power to bring Articles of Impeachment (charges) against the President. If the House votes to impeach, the Senate holds a trial, then votes whether to convict or acquit. The Chief Justice of the United States (Supreme Court) presides over the impeachment trial of a US President. The President may be impeached by the House of Representatives, but will not be removed from office unless the…
The US House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment in the case of the President and other federal office holders. Impeachment is the equivalent of an indictment and can be voted only by the US House of Representatives. If the House votes to impeach a president, then a trial is held in the Senate and 2/3 majority is required to conviction and and removal from office.
Which legislative body has the power of impeachment and which body has the power to try an impeached official?
The House of Representatives Under Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution, the House of Representatives has the sole power to impeach (bring charges against) federal officials. The impeachment process is similar to a grand jury indictment in a criminal trial, in that the House doesn't vote on guilt or innocence, but on whether there is a legitimate reason to try an official on specific charges (called Articles of Impeachment). If a simple majority of…
What is the sole factor in determining the number of representatives each ststae is entitled to have in the us house of representatives?
The United States Constitution provides that the House of Representatives "shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." (Article I, section 2) and that "the Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments .... [but] no person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two-thirds of the Members present." (Article I, section 3)
The US House of Representatives voted two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton in 1998. He was acquitted at trial in the Senate in February 1999. The House has the sole power of impeachment (to bring charges against); the Senate has the sole power to try cases of impeachment (to hold the trial of an impeached official).