The Three Branchs Of Congress In The United States

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The United States government is divided into three different branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. Each of the three branches checks the others in order to make sure no one branch gets too much power. The legislative branch introduces all the laws, and is referred to as Congress. Congress is divided into two parts, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The executive branch is in charge of enforcing the laws and can even introduce new policies and reforms. The branch consists of the President, his vice president, and his cabinet. The judicial branch consists of the Supreme Court, all federal courts, and circuit courts.
The legislative branch is consists of two parts, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Each state is
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The basic structure of a committee is made up of a chairman, or leader, which is voted on by the committee members, and the committee members. These committee members are chosen from a list that is made by each party’s special “committee on committees” that recommends congressmen to committees. Yes, there really is a committee whose sole purpose is to put other people on committees. Whichever party has the majority gets the greater percentage of committee members. For example, if the majority of representatives were Republican, then the Republican Party would be the majority party, and would therefore have more committee members. Congressional committees serve as little mini legislatures in Congress. They are built to recommend policies and reform in the area they are associated with. They resolve issues, monitor operations, gather Intel, and propose plans to take action in their specialized field. There are four different types of committees: select or special, joint, conference, and standing. Select or special committees are short-term committees created for specific purposes. Sometimes long term select committees can become permanent standing committees. Standing committees are around for a long time, and are often permanent. They deal with things such as proposed laws, and can conduct investigations, and have dealings with a broader range of …show more content…
The process of turning a presented bill into a law is a long one. First, the bill must be presented. The bill must be presented by a member of congress, but where the bill actually originated from can come from anywhere. Whose hand the bill originated from carries no weight in the process of passing a bill. After a bill has been presented, it is then referred to the committee that’s jurisdiction covers what the bill is proposing. If the bill is referring to more than one region, the bill can have primary and secondary committees that handle the parts of the bill that pertain to each committee, or the bill can be handed over to the committee that deals with the majority of what the bill is proposing. There are many steps that a committee has to take before the bill can be moved along. Once the bill has been referred, there is then a committee hearing. Hearings can be held for a number of reasons, but the main reason is to inform the members of congress and general public about the specifics of the bill, and answer any questions pertaining to the bill. These hearings are the perfect forum to analyze how a bill will go over with the citizens of the United States. After the committee hearing comes the committee markup, where, if they decide to continue to try and pass the bill, they revise the wording of the bill and literally mark on the bill, this is sort of like an editing session for new

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