Legislative Branch (congress) (Checks on the Executive Branch (May reject…
Legislative Branch (congress)
100 members based on equality (2 per state)
Requirements. Must be 30 years old. live in the state they were elected. citizen for 9 years. serve for 6 years. unlimited amount of terms
House of representative
425- based on population
Requirements. must be 25 yrs. live in the state they were elected.
citizen for 7 years.
serve 2 year terms unlimited amount of terms.
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE they serve as the leader of the house
Nancy Pelosi- elected by the majority party
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 committees- certain types of bills start in each committee
Checks on the Executive Branch
May reject appiontsments
May reject treaties
May override a veto-needs 2/3 majority vote
May impeach president
May withhold funding for presidential initiatives
Checks on the Judicial Branch
May propose constitutional amendments to override judicial decisions
May impeach Supreme Court justices