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Title: Legislative Branch


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Legislative Branch
  • Making Laws

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Legislative Branch
  • Largest branch of government
  • Includes House of Representatives (435) and
    Senate (100)
  • Also known as Congress

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Where Bills Come From
  • Anyone can come up with idea
  • Congressperson (Senator or House member) must
    introduce written bill who puts name on it

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Passed by Congress
  • Bill must be passed by both House and Senate
  • Then goes to President for his signature or veto
    (rejection)

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President
  • If he signs the bill, it becomes law
  • If he vetoes it, it dies, unless

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Overriding the Veto
  • both the House and Senate get a 2/3 vote then
    it still becomes law

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Summary
  • Only Congressperson can introduce a bill
  • Many steps required to ensure bill is a good one
  • Majority votes need to pass bills through
    Congress
  • President must sign it, otherwise 2/3 vote needed
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