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Legislative Branch of the U.S. Government. Job. Makes the laws Made up of 2 houses. Lower House. House of Representatives 435 members. Qualifications. At least 25 years old Must be a U.S. citizen for 7 years Resident of the district you represent. Leaders. Speaker of the House

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Job
  • Makes the laws
  • Made up of 2 houses
lower house
Lower House
  • House of Representatives
  • 435 members
qualifications
Qualifications
  • At least 25 years old
  • Must be a U.S. citizen for 7 years
  • Resident of the district you represent
leaders
Leaders
  • Speaker of the House

currently Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

duties
DUTIES
  • Brings up impeachment charges
  • All revenue/money bills(proposals to become laws) start in the House
  • Choose president if electoral college has no majority
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New York State Federal Representative Districting Map

Brian Higgins 27th district

Louise Slaughter 28th district

Chris Lee 26th district

upper house
Upper House
  • Senate
  • 100 members
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QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least 30 years old
  • Must be U.S. citizen for 9 years
  • Resident of the state representing
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LEADERS
  • Harry Reid (D)
    • Senate Majority

Leader

  • Mitch McConnell (R)
    • Senate Minority

Leader

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DUTIES
  • Serve as a jury for impeachment trial
  • Ratify all treaties (2/3 vote)
  • Approve appointments by president
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Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

Chuck Schumer (D)

powers of congress
Collect taxes

Declare war

Regulate commerce with foreign countries and between states

Coin money

Credit – borrow money

Establish a Post Office

Regulate U.S. territories

Powers of Congress
elastic clause
*Elastic Clause*
  • Necessary & Proper Clause
    • “Congress shall make all laws that are necessary and proper”
    • Gives Congress the ability to expand or stretch its specific powers to meet the needs of a changing country.