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Congress

What is the structure of Congress?

It is bicameral, which means there is two houses. The Senate is
made up of 100 Senators, two from each state, regardless of the
state's population. Each Senator serves 6 years before coming up
for re election, and 1/3 of the Senate is…

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· Impeachment. The Senate tries the cases of impeachment,
once the House has accused them. They act as the jury in
cases of impeachment. For example, Bill Clinton was
acquitted by the Senate in 1999.
· Elect a Vice President. As with the House being able to elect
a President,…

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a name for themselves, further the Senate is much more likely to
be place the President looks to when filling their Cabinet. Finally,
the Senate is full of ex Representatives, not the other way around.

How is power distributed in Congress?

Much of the power is decentralised within Congress, mostly…

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How are laws made?

The Bill goes through both houses at the same time. The first
reading is different in both Houses, but it is mostly just a
formality. In the House, it is placed on the Clerk's desk and then
circulated to the correct Committee. In the Senate, its…

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is more likely to occur in the House, as they are up re
election every two years.
· Personal views. Especially on moral issues, such as same sex
marriage, the member may go with how they feel personally
about a certain issue.
· Party stance. Although the Party's influence is…

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· Checking the Executive. There are some limits on this power,
such as congressional committees being controlled by the
same party as the President, which means that they are
unlikely to provide proper oversight, due to loyalty and
unity. Further, on the other side of this, if the government is…

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