Chapter 5. The Organization of Congress. The founders did not intend to make Congress a privileged group, but they did intend that the legislative branch have more power than any other branch. The U.S. Congress is a bicameral legislature ; it is made up of two houses. Congressional Membership.
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The Organization of Congress
In a graphic organizer like the one below, compare the qualifications for representatives and senators.
How does congress reapportion house seats among the states every ten years?
Identify– Elbridge Gerry, Twenty-seventh amendment
Members of congress spend part of their time working for reelections. Which house has a greater percentage of its time remaining for legislative work? Why?
(**Some lawmakers believe congressional
staffers have too much power.**)