United States Senate

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  • Senate Reform

    significant to the existence and operation of the Senate, as it is a modern interpretation of the constitution regarding the role and purpose of it. In this ruling, three key points about the senate were established; firstly, the Senate is meant to work together with the House of Commons not rival them, secondly, the Senate is a ‘chamber of sober second thought’, it’s purpose is to review and suggest improvements to proposed legislation, lastly, the Senate is to be independent from the influence…

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  • Hattie Caraway Research Paper

    Hattie Caraway was best known for being the first woman to serve in the United States Senate. Her life before, during, and after the Senate was all very important. She was a very important woman in Arkansas history. Hattie was born on February 1, 1878, in Bakerville, Tennessee on a farm. Her full name was Hattie Ophelia Wyatt when she was born. Her father, William Carroll Wyatt, was a shoekeeper and a farmer. Her mother, Lucy Mildred Burch Wyatt, raised three children plus Hattie. When Hattie…

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  • History Of Senator Debbie Stabenow

    In the United States Congress there are currently 20 women who are serving as senators. The woman that was first elected as a senator and made history in the United States is Debbie Stabenow, who is the senator for the state of Michigan, and part of the Democratic Party. Senator Stabenow is passionate about many issues like saving the lakes in Michigan, and making healthcare affordable for everyone, but she in not passionate about the immigration issue and fixing the immigration problems that…

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  • The Causes Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

    up for a vote in the Senate. But now, the civil rights bill had been approved by the House of Representatives and was sent to the Senate to be debated. For four months, February to June of 1964 legislators who supported of H.R. 7152 (final House vote on the Civil Rights Act 1964) tried to persuade more than sixty-seven senators to vote for cloture. This would be the first…

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  • Jeff Sessions Biography

    making permanent tax cuts for the benefit of American citizens. Sessions is also a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he is responsible for confirming federal judges who are dedicated to strictly following the law (“Senator Jeff Sessions”). He also serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he strongly supports installing major defense systems in Alabama. Sessions also serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which helps him create policies that reduce…

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  • Dysfunction Of Congress Essay

    is designed to be made up of two houses: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Each house, however, clashes with one another, making for a broken Congress. In Hamilton and Madison’s On Congress (1788), in order to be in the House of Representatives, one “must be of the age of twenty-five years; must have been seven years a citizen of the United States; must, at the time of his election, be an inhabitant of the State he is to represent” (page 180). If these guidelines are met and one is…

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  • Central American Crisis Analysis

    Terry Sanford’s seat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee exposed him to all of these foreign policy activities. After a trip to Nicaragua in 1987, one of his many trips to the region, Sanford wrote, “You could see poverty all around.” Continuing in his analysis, he wrote that the Sandinista-Contra conflict in Nicaragua was “all such a pathetic poverty-ridden sight that it’s too bad that we have been adding to the misery by promoting, if not insisting upon, war.” Sanford’s negative view…

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  • History Of The PPACA

    not wait, and it will not wait another year." March 5, 2009 -- The White House holds its first health care summit. April 21, 2009 -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley embrace the first of three roundtables of health policy and industry experts to debate the development of health care legislation. July 15, 2009 -- The Senate 's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passes The Affordable Health Choices Act. The bipartisan bill includes more…

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  • Argumentative Essay On George Pataki

    Peekskill, then being elected into State Assembly, and onto the State Senate. Pataki ran for Governor in 1994 against Mario Cuomo and winning by three points. On May 28, 2015 Pataki announced his nomination for the President of the United States. Bernie Sanders, born in Brooklyn, New York, and elected as mayor of Burlington, Vermont from 1981 to 1989. Sanders served as a congressman for sixteen years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. He is the junior United States Senator from…

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  • Constitution Guard Against Tyranny Analysis

    The Constitution’s guard against tyranny was very powerful. The guard was set to protect the states and individuals from the government having absolute power. If the Constitution was not intact, the government would absolutely use their powers to their benefit because they would be untouchable. The Constitution has many ways of abolishing tyranny and making it hard for the people in power to take advantage of it. The Constitution does help against government having absolute power, mainly because…

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