AG chapter 10
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Funtion of Congress
take public will and make it into law
Bicameral Legislature has how many houses?
Why does the Bicameral Legislature have 2 houses?
- Historically-paliament has 2 houses
- Practically-solve dispute between big and small states
- Theoretically- checks and balances
- Term- 2 years
- Begins @ noon, Jan 3rd in odd years (20th amendment)
- 2 sessions per term
House of Representatives
- size- 435 seats
- term- 2 years
Qualifications for hosue of Representatives
25 years old, citizen 7 years, resident of state elected
- Size- 100 seats
- Term- 6 years
Qualification for Senate
30 years old, citizen for 9 years, resident of state elected
Reapportionment Act 1926
Set permanent number of Hosue of Representatives to 435.
Pay of House and Senate
pay of Majority and Minority leaders
Pay of Speaker of the House
Travel Allowence, Housing Allowence, Office Allowence, Health Insurance
- Cant be arrested going to or from session
- Cant be held liable for things said in chambers
End of prohibition
Presidnet cannot be elected more than twice
Presidential electors for the distric of Columbia
Right to vote in federal elections, no tax on voting
Vice President becomes President if President unable to serve
right to vote when 18
limits congress power to fix salaries
What would you like to do?
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