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Law & Legal Issues
US Vice Presidents
When a president determines congress agenda he is carrying out the role of?
Asked in US Constitution, US Congress
How long does the president have to pass his political agenda through congress?
Asked in US Constitution
How does the Constitution guard against the misuse of power?
How does a president successfully complete his agenda with a divided congress?
Asked in US Presidents
The president communicates directly to the people in an annual?
Asked in George W. Bush, US Presidents, Barack Obama
What laws did Barack Obama pass?
Presidents do not pass laws. The job of passing laws is up to congress. On the other hand, presidents have an agenda when they are elected, and they try to persuade congress to move that agenda forward. President Obama has had mixed success with getting congress to do what he hoped: he was able to get congress to pass Health Care Reform, for example, but other elements of his agenda have stalled amidst congressional bickering.
Asked in Medical Insurance, Barack Obama
Where does the president get the power to develop the new health-care plan?
Duties of chief legislator?
How can the president check the power of congress?
This deals with the system of Checks & Balances. The President can "check the authority of Congress" by rejecting a unconstitutional law proposed by Congress. this process is called veto. The President checks Congress when he vetoes a bill that the Congress has passed. Congress can check him if a 2/3 majority votes to override his veto. Also, the President can check Congress by using the media (the "bully pulpit") to set the agenda for Congress. Presidents also tend to have success with Congress proportional to their approval rating with the public. Thus, if a president has a high approval rating, it is likely that Congress will be willing to help him accomplish his goals.
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, US Government
How do each of the departments of the executive branch assist the president in carrying out foreign policy?
Asked in US Government
What are powers the president has to get congress to do what he wants?
This all depends on the Congress and the President. If the president's party has the majority in Congress, he generally works with the majority leaders to get his agenda through Congress. If the president's party is the minority party in Congress, he uses two tools: obstructionism from the minority leadership (the filibuster, and loading up bills with things the majority hates in an attempt to get them tabled), and the veto.
The president's annual speech to the congress?
Asked in US Supreme Court
How does the President checks the power of Congress and the Supreme Court?
The President checks Congress when he vetoes a bill that the Congress has passed. Congress can check him if a 2/3 majority votes to override his veto. http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/teacher_lessons/3branches/5.htm Also, the President can check Congress by using the media (the "bully pulpit") to set the agenda for Congress. Presidents also tend to have success with Congress proportional to their approval rating with the public. Thus, if a president has a high approval rating, it is likely that Congress will be willing to help him accomplish his goals.
Asked in US Constitution
How the president provides leadership in legislation?
Asked in US Presidents, John F. Kennedy
What did president Kennedy's domestic agenda primarily fight?
Asked in US Presidents, US Constitution, US Congress
Why is the threat of a veto an important Presidential tool?
It is main tool the president has to restrain Congress. Congress will pass laws if they believe the president will veto them when it comes to his desk, therefore he can partly enforce his political agenda within many pieces of legislation as congress are susceptible to threat of it. This ensures it is an effective negotiating tool too.
Asked in US Presidents, Jimmy Carter
How would you describe the success of President Carter in his ability to work with Congress?
Asked in US Presidents
How does a president push his agenda?
Often house members support the president's platform when they are elected at the same time, so a new president does not have to do much to get bills through the house. He always has leverage with his party members, since he can campaign for them and control federal spending in their districts or state. He can offer federal "plums" to any members of Congress to get key votes. He can push his agenda to the people and try to get them to pressure their representatives in Congress.
Asked in US Constitution, Federal Laws
What branch can suggest ideas for new laws in the state of the union speech?
The question has combined two different events. Congress makes the laws and the state of the Union is given by the President. New laws can be mentioned in the State of the Union but not promoted. Congress has very little to do with the speech given by the President. It is his night to address the nation and not push the agenda of Congress.
Asked in US Presidents, US Constitution
Why would it be a problem to have the president and his vice president political enemies?
The President and the Vice-President are members of the same Administration - they are expected to co-operate in getting the President's agenda through Congress. If the Vice-President is critical or unsupportive of the President's agenda, it makes it much more difficult for the Administration to achieve its goals. Also - if the President is ever sick or incapacitated for some reason, the Vice-President would be Acting President. To have a person take over who disagreed with the President's decisions would cause confusion and difficulty.
Asked in Spain
Is Spain governed by a monarchy?
Spain is a parliamentary monarchy. The King of Spain is the Head of State and the army. The Presidente del Gobierno, President of the Government, is selected by the King from the Congress of Deputies. His name and his agenda is submitted to the Congress of Deputies for approval. Upon approval he is sworn is as President and becomes the Head of Government.