Congress

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  • Created on: 07-04-19 12:20
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  • Is the Senate more prestigious than the House?
    • NO
      • Both  houses have equal power in the passage of legislation - Congress's key function.
      • Both houses must approve the initiation of constitutional amendments.
      • Both branches conduct oversight of the executive branch.
      • Both houses fulfilled a representative function.
      • Members of both houses receive equal salaries.
    • YES
      • Senators represent the entire state.
      • Senators serve longer terms.
        • There are only 100 of them.
      • Senators are more likely to chair a committee or sub-committee or hold some other leadership position.
      • The Senate is seen as a recruiting pool for presidential and vice presidential candidates.
      • Senators possess significant exclusive powers.
      • House members seek election to the Senate, but not the other way around.

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