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Department
Political Science
Course
POL 201
Professor
Sylvia Thompson
Semester
Fall

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U.S. Congress Continued 11/14/2012 The parties do not always stick together Why would they vote with the other party? • Consider what is good for their constituents • Different  beliefs on this bill (not 100% the same as party ideology) • Not punished for voting with other parties in House or Senate Hard to pass a bill • Congress requires both houses to pass it • Constitution assumes voting will go by majority vote • House made rules to make it harder; senate makes it even harder If a law is passed, it goes into the US Code (holds all US laws) Constitutional Amendments H.Con.Res and S.Con.Res Members can introduce resolutions to try to get a new constitutional amendment Must pass through both in a 2/3 s vote Even harder than a bill becoming a law Process is specifically spelled out in the constitution Congressional Record Website: Thomas.Loc.Gov­ conglomeration of information about Congress, managed by the library of  congress House.gov • All rules, history, members, every bill and resolution that was ever introduced, committees and  sponsors, etc. • Possible to track every single bill Senate.gov Same for senate C­Span: Cable TV that covers live things in government (mostly Congress) Huge percentage of US news is about the Congress Executive Branch 11/14/2012 Article II President Carry out and implement national laws Qualifications 35 natural born citizen or born in the US at the time the Constitution was written have lived in the US for 14 years Interestingly, many of the presidents are related to each other and their families all
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