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Structure of Legislative Branch • Congress • Bicameral- Has ____ legislative houses • House of _____________- Each state has number of reps based on population (435) • Senate- Each state has ______ senators(100) two Representatives two
Legislative Branch Powers budget • Approve the _______ • Declare ______ • Make _______ • Approve presidential ____________ • Coin ________ • Control _________ • _______ armed forces • Levying _________ war laws appointments money commerce Maintain taxes
House and Senate Comparison Number of Members Term Term Limits Qualifications House Senate
Leaders of Congress • House of Representatives • ________ of the House • Selected from the Political Party that has the majority of members • In charge of almost all the activities of the House Speaker
Speaker of the House Minority Whip Majority Whip Rep Hoyer, D-MD Majority Leader Rep McCarthy, R-CA Rep. Pelosi, D-CA Rep. Cantor, R-VA Rep. Boehner, R-OH Minority Leader House Leadership
Leaders of Congress • Senate • Vice President • Official ____________ of the Senate • President Pro ________ • Handles the day to day leadership tasks • Usually the senior member of the majority party President Tempore