(This has NOT been done & is NOT likely to be done!) • 3) Governors ( serve long terms (14 years) which span more than one Presidential term and can’t be reappointed to a second full term; can be removed only for cause (conviction of a crime, misuse of office) 20. What is primary way Congress can exert political influence on the Federal Reserve? What influence does the President have on the Federal Reserve? • The Fed is a creature of Congress, and its structure can, and has in the past, been changed by Congress.
However, looking at the statistics such as Bill Clintons presidency, in the first 2 years which was a united government, Congress exercised limited oversight, and when needed to, asked softball questions, however , when Republicans took over Congress, things got much harder as they seek to hold the President to account, and after a while, impeach. Although this shows that things are more different when it is a united or divided government, Congress still has a task to do in which they must do oversight on President, so, it being united or divided government should not affect the task Congress are suppose to do, as they are an independent
The principle organ of the US state is to legislate, represent and scrutinise the other, safely separated, branches of the government. First of the three elements in which Congress’s primary role plays is in legislation. The very first article of the Constitution lays out how this is done. Bills initiated by both the President and members of Congress are almost certain to be substantially modified as they go through the legislative process, making it very difficult for the President or any political faction to force through their policy agenda. Congress has been somewhat effective in passing laws such as the PATRIOTIC Act under Bush and the Healthcare Reform Act under Obama both show’s that Congress can legislate when it needs be, especially with a majority in both houses.
1) What differences are there between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution in regards to the Legislative branch of government? A.O.C.-no executive with power. President of U.S. merely presided over Congress, 13/13 needed to amend Articles, 9/13 needed to approve legislation. Constitution- Executive branch headed by President who chooses Cabinet and has checks on power of judiciary and legislature, 2/3 of both houses of Congress plus 3/4 of state legislatures or national convention, 50%+1 of both houses plus signature of President. 2) What differences are there between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution in regards to the Executive branch of government?
Furthermore, neither the Prime Minister, nor the cabinet signs a bill once it has been passed; rather the Governor General signs the bill. The parliamentary bill to law process is superior to that of the congressional process, because the American system, creates inefficiencies due to the all or nothing veto which the President has. Furthermore, this all or nothing veto system; creates what is called Omnibus legislation. Which is where several bills are bundled together; therefore, if the President really wants a bill to pass he or she may have to also accept a number of unrelated bills. Essentially, a President may be enacting a bill into a law, for which they know nothing about.
Since the troops have to go in first, all Congress can do is cut off the funding. While actual, legal war powers remain with the legislative branch, what are they actually going to do once troops are already in place and a battle is being fought? How can they recall a bomb that has been dropped? Short of an action so illegal that the President is -later- impeached, Congress can do nothing in the present; "command-and-control" remains with the Commander-In-Chief. To quote Richard Nixon, "The President can bomb anybody he
Signing statements by the president have received very little media coverage. They are extremely important because they define how the president interprets laws he signs. Bush uses these statements to gain more power and control by signing bills into law and altering them as he sees fit. According to “The Legal Significance of Presidential Signing Statements,” authored by Assistant Attorney General Walter Dellinger, on November 3, 1993 since American President James Madison signing statements have been utilized in two different ways. The president would use the signing statement “ to explain to the public, and more particularly to interested constituencies, what the President understands to be the likely effects of the bill, and how it coheres or fails to cohere with the Administration’s views or
The Legislative branch has the powers to make laws. Here are some checks it has over the Executive branch. It has money to fund activities. It may override presidential vetoes with a two third vote. The Legislative branch can remove the president and judges through impeachment.
The Executive Branch is given the power to carry out the laws and one of its primary powers is the ability of the president to veto such proposed laws. The presidential veto is a vital component of the system of checks and balances established by the American Constitution. By giving the President a veto power, he is given the means with which to defend himself and his ofﬁce from being reduced to a pawn of the legislature, and through the ordinary course of human nature, i.e. wanting to preserve his own independence and importance, he can fairly safely be relied on to exercise this power. The Judicial Branch is given
The Effects of a Government Shutdown Government shutdowns have been around for what seems like a long time but really, quite hasn’t been. They can come in many different lengths and severities. In this paper I will be researching the causes, effects, and the processes uses to resolve a government shutdown. Causes of a government shutdown may vary slightly but every previous shutdown have been caused by a spending bill or funding issue (Matthews). However, for the most part main causes of shutdowns are quite balanced between a presidents refusing to sign a bill or vetoing a bill and congress failing to approve a budget to propose to the president to sign (Longley).