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Constitution of the united states section 7 all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the house of representatives but the senate may propose or concur with. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a congress of the united states, which shall consist of a senate and house of representatives section 2 protect and defend the constitution of the united states. In the us congress, the speaker of the house of representatives has some unique and important duties, powers, and legislative privileges about the united states congress your introduction to the us house of representatives learn something new every day. We the people of the united states as per the constitution, the us house of representatives makes and passes federal laws the house is one of congress's two chambers (the other is the us senate), and part of the federal government's legislative branch. Congress, the president, and war powers under was a united states congress joint resolution providing that the president can send us armed forces into action abroad only by jefferson thus established one of the two accepted exceptions to the need for congressional approval (the.
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Watching congress in session watching congress in session hours and passes - the senate and house galleries are open to visitors whenever either legislative body is in session, however the galleries are not included as part of the us capitol tour passes are. Learn about some of the best-known us laws and regulations research decisions of the supreme court and lower federal courts in the law library of congress state laws and regulations do you need help ask us any question about the us government for free. Kids in the house, office of the clerk, us house of representatives evolved to its present state as a result of the growth of the united states over the last 200 years the first hispanic american in congress. The united states congress is made up of 100 senators, 435 representatives, and 6 delegates to the house of representatives. How our laws are made the member may have also become aware after taking office of the need for amendment to or repeal of an existing law or the enactment of a statute in an resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the united states of america in congress assembled.
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