Leadership In Congress. Members of Government and their assigned jobs. UEQ and LEQ. UEQ: How does the Legislative Branch govern in an effective manner? LEQ 1: Who are the different leaders within the House and Senate? What are their main jobs? LEQ 2: How does a bill become a law?. Vocabulary.
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Members of Government and their assigned jobs.
Current Speaker: Nancy Pelosi
Speaker is the presiding officer of the House.
Chosen by the controlling party.
Main job is to decide how business will be carried out and who will speak.
Second job is to decide what bills are sent out for discussion and votes.
Former President: Richard Cheney
Virtually no power
In charge of leading discussion sessions.
Cannot take part in debates
Can only vote to break a tie
Current President of Senate: Joe Biden
Current President: Robert byrd
Controls senate when vice president is away.
Has more say than vice president during bill debates and voting on Bills.
House: Steny H. Hoyer
Senate: Harry Reid
House: John Boehner
Senate: Mitch McConnell
York: Todd Platts
Berks: Joe Pitts
Watch this short clip carefully, how does a bill not become a law???
The road from introducing a bill to it actually becoming a law is a long and difficult journey.
Where did the bills journey begin???
What did the representative do to get Congress to make it a bill???
According to the Bill, what do Congressmen do in a committee???
Why might a bill die???
What can the President do???Going From a Bill to a Law: School House Rock Style (School House Rock)
Explain in a paragraph the main jobs that the leaders of Congress have.
In your own words, explain in a paragraph how a bill becomes a law, in simple steps.