4th Legislative Branch (Congress) (Checks on Executive Branch (May…
4th Legislative Branch (Congress)
Bicameral (2) Houses
2 per state - everyone has the same amount
Requirements: Must be 30 yrs., US citizen, live in state 9 yrs., terms are 6 yrs., unlimited amount of terms.
John Tester and Steve Daines
House of Representatives
435 members - based on population
Requirements: Must be 25 yrs., US citizen, live in state 7 yrs., terms are 2 yrs., unlimited amount of terms.
Begin each year the 1st week of January
Work in committees where each committee produces different types bills.
Senate leader: Vice President - Mike Pence
House leader: Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi
Checks on Executive Branch
May override a veto - 2/3 majority
May reject appointments
May impeach president
May withhold funding for presidential initatives
Checks on Judicial Branch
May impeach Supreme Court justices
May propose constitutional amendments to overrule judicial decisions