The House of Commons can scrutinise the work of the government through parliamentary questions, parliamentary debates and the work of select committees. Many of these methods are somewhat limited though. Parliamentary questions allow MPs to scrutinise the work of the Executive by extracting information about the government’s work and policies. This can reveal shortcomings, embarrass government ministers and uncover maladministration. Government ministers are obliged to answer questions in the House of Commons.
A new man for the title was chosen every day. However today, the case is “a little different”, the leader is not only allowed to be a male but even women are allowed to run for the position. The leader either male or female is chosen through an election with both males and female citizens voting and the leadership lasts about 4 years. Powers Of Assembly: The powers of assembly of the Athenian government compared to the powers of assembly today in the Canadian government have also changed a lot in time. In the Athenian government, the people met around 40 times a year to discuss problems, issues, matters, situations, laws and more.
Government Assignment 2 – Electoral Processes P3 - Additional information * How long does an election campaign last? An election usually lasts about 3 weeks. * What is a general election? A general election is held when parliament is dissolves by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister of the day. Elections are held around every 5 years.
The responsibilities are opening parliament, dissolving parliament at election time, appointing the prime minister, appointing peers, approving laws and advising and providing guidance to the prime minister. House of commons: there are 646 elected members of parliament called MPs. They have responsibilities such as, making laws, controlling finance, creating delegated legislation, scrutinising decisions, protecting the rights of individuals and examining proposals from Europe. house of lords: they have a variable number of members, it is currently 724. Responsibilities of the lords include creating laws, scrutinising decisions and offering independent expertise.
Impeachment may occur if a federal official commits a crime or otherwise acts improperly. If this action takes place then the House of Representatives may act to impeach that official. The individual may be removed from office if convicted in a Senate impeachment trial. Under Article I, the House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment and the Senate has to sole power to try all impeachments. Impeachment is part of the system of checks and balances through the Executive and Judicial branches of government.
It explained how the three branches of government, how they affected the states, and how the articles could be fixed (amended). Though it was made to highlight how the government should be run, it was left widely open to interpretation. Article one. This is the lengthiest article in the constitution, but it talks about the legislative power in the senate and the House of Representatives. It details congress, states its specific powers (enumerated or delegates), and what powers its denied to the states.
Federal Labor Relations Statutes: An Overview Alexandra Hegji Analyst in Social Policy November 26, 2012 Congressional Research Service 7-5700 www.crs.gov R42526 CRS Report for Congress Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress Federal Labor Relations Statutes: An Overview Summary Since 1926, Congress has enacted three major laws that govern labor-management relations for private sector and federal employees. An issue for Congress is the effect of these laws on employers, workers, and the nation’s economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that, nationwide, 14.8 million employees are union members. In the 112th Congress alone, more than 30 bills were introduced to amend federal labor relations statutes. The proposals
“It is responsible for making decisions on open market operations, including determining interest rates and purchasing US territories.”(Alessi) This group of members is required by law to meet at least 4 times a year, but is said to meet about 8 times a year or every six weeks to discuss its policies. At the meetings, the staff presents their reports on business situations, the financial market, and the international market. They must consider what it is consumers want to buy and are able to spend on products, the employment and production rates of companies, residential and commercial business, foreign markets, interest rates, fiscal policies and more. “The FOMC can effect monetary policy through the use of three tools; open market operations--the buying and selling of U.S. government securities, altering reserve requirements--the amount of funds that commercial banks must hold in reserve against deposits, and adjusting the discount rate--the interest rate charged to commercial banks.”(Satterthwaite) These things will help the FOMC control inflation. If they control the money supply and take some out of circulation, then there will be less money to spend and ultimately products will be cheaper, but i feel as though the opposite has been happening forcing things like gas prices to continue to rise.
These briefs inform justices of the policy preference of a company when an issue is brought to the court that has to do with a certain organization. Interest groups can also influence who is nominated to the federal courts. 7)How do interest groups lobby Congress? A vast amount of activities are practiced to ensure that interest group are lobbying Congress like campaign donations, public speaking, congressional testimony with group, and individual constituent letters. The payment of money for votes is an illegal practice, but it has worked insome cases.
IMMIGRATION REFORM BY THE NUMBERS As we all know or should know that congress is trying to pass a new Immigration Reform Bill and it has passed in the Senate by 68-32 and we are waiting for the House to vote on the bill. So let’s run through some numbers and then each and every one of us may have a little more insight on what is going on in our government dealing with this very important issue in the US.. I. There are approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in the US today A. 90% of those have been in the US for more than 5 years.