UWEC POLS 110 - Congress and Presidential Powers (3 pages)

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End of Chapter 11 notes on Congress, start of Chapter 12 notes on Presidents

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Pols 110 - American National Politics
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POLS 110 1st Edition Lecture 21 Outline of Last Lecture I Four primary functions of Congress II Representation III The inherent contradiction of representation IV A brief discussion of Congressional Elections V Incumbency Outline of Current Lecture I Creating legislation II Who starts it III The committee process IV Presidential roles in the domestic sphere V VI Presidential roles in the foreign policy sphere Overlap in the President s Domestic and Foreign Policy Roles Chief Executive and Chief of State VII The President and the Executive Branch VIII Presidential Succession IX Sources of presidential power X The people as sources of presidential power XI The evolution of presidential power XII Women in the White House Current Lecture These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute I II III IV V VI VII VIII Creating legislation a The process that most people think of when they think of Congress b The process that takes up the most time in Congress c The process with the lowest success rate 2 3 depending on the year d Very few actually write the bills Who starts it a If it is a money bill it has to start in the House b In all cases a member of the House or Senate must introduce the bill by giving it to the formal leader of the chamber c The leadership has significant power over the future of the legislation i Leadership sets calendar I Can manipulate the ability of a bill to pass fail ii Leadership sets committee assignments for a bill d All bills must be forwarded to a committee The committee process a The committees serve as the primary gatekeepers for the legislature b Most bills 95 of bills that make it to committees never make it out c Used for division of labor and expertise d Subcommittees i Most full committees have subcommittees to provide even narrower fields of expertise ii If it is in the subcommittees that most of the grunt work of legislation is

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