Legislative Branch(CONGRESS) (Checks on Executive Branch (May reject…
100 members- based on equality (2 per state)
Must be 30+ yrs, live in the state you were elected, and be a citizen for 9 years. Serve unlimited 6 year terms.
House of Representatives
435 members based on population.
Must be 25+ years of age, Live in the state you were elected, and be a citizen for 7 yrs. Serve unlimited 2 year terms.
Speaker of the House serves as leader of the House
Elected by the majority House members
Vice President is the president of the Senate
Can vote to break ties
Begin each year the first week of January
Most work is done in committees-each committee is responsible for different bills
Checks on the Judicial Branch
May propose constitutional amendments to overrule a Judaical decision
May impeach Supreme Court justices
Checks on Executive Branch
May reject appointments
May reject treaties
May withhold funding for presidential initiatives
May impeach president
May override a veto-needs 2/3 majority