President and Congress Essay

554 WordsMay 27, 20143 Pages
President and Congress How often the President vetoes over course of the past decade and century the number of President vetoes has increased from George Washington having vetoed and bills. Ronald Reagan vetoed 78 bills. -The President in Foreign Policy When the President makes a treaty Senate must approve it. The President is the chief legislator of government Congressional Oversight -One of the checks Congress can exercise on the executive branch. -Reviews, monitors, supervises federal agencies -Gives Congress the power to pressure agencies -In extreme cases cuts their budgets in order to secure compliance with congressional wishes and even congressional whims. -Improves the efficiency of the government -Watergate Scandal The House Judiciary committee conducted hearings the next year in the impeachment of President Nixon for his conduct in attempting to cover up the scandal. How a bill becomes a law Closed Rule: Closed rule set a time limit on debate and restricts the passage of amendments. Open Rule: Permits the amendments from being debated on the House Rules Committee. These rules are set by the House Rules Committee Rules Committee- Issues a rule of governing the debate on the House after the House floor sends the will to the full house. -Special Rules: by the Rules committee can affect floor decisions for bills. -President signs or vetoes the bill 2/3rds in House and Senate can override a veto. The House takes account for full introduction of bills and Committee Assignment, then it goes to the Subcommittee or Committee or the Rules Committee, after that it goes to the Full House then to the Conference Committee then to the Full House again . In the Senate when they introduce bills, they assign them to committees, then like in the House it moves onto the Subcommittee or Committee or leadership. After that, it goes to the

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