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What is the main function of the congress?

What is the main function of the congress?

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School: Georgia State University
Department: Political Science
Course: Introduction to American Government
Professor: Larry stewart
Term: Spring 2017
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Cost: 50
Name: final
Description: congress, incumbents, service strategy
Uploaded: 04/28/2017
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CongressWe also discuss several other topics like Does alan watts believe in god?

What is Congress?

  • law making body
  • founder’s approach, article I
  • “ All legislative powers shall be here in invested in a

 Congress of the U.S. which shall consist of a Senate; House of representatives (Article, Sectim I)

  • Popular will v. State interests

We also discuss several other topics like What is the function of the dorsal root ganglia?

Powers of congress        

  • Power to tax spend
  • (taxing originates in the house)
  • Impeachment
  • L'Originates in house
  • War powers
  • Power to control commerce
  • Treaties (senate)
  • Oversight
  • Lawmaking

Congress as a career

  • Originally , being a congress member was a temporary endeavor, not a career.

We also discuss several other topics like Explain the use of the function value.

- Today, congress is a career

        - professional politicians

        - 170,000 salaryDon't forget about the age old question of What is the movement of individuals or groups within the hierarchical system of social classes?

        - stuff

Incumbents

  • Someone who is holding office
  • 9090 chance of winning the next election
  • Why do incumbents stay in office so long?
  • Lopsided districts - trend towards one party or the other.
  • Pork barrel spending reprens getting money from congress to spend on district
  • Dong Young ; ted

Steven bridge to nowhere example

  • Service strategy - when a rep. Goes to office they use most of time helping continent
  • Campaign Fund raising
  • Gerrymandering - party state get to draw
  • Districts to help win.

Fundraising Don't forget about the age old question of What were the negatives of females in the labor force?

- house campaign costs move than a million dollars

- A good senate race will range from several to 20 million dollars Don't forget about the age old question of What are the two major active membrane transport processes?

- Incumbents have a list ready to fundraise from

Service strategy

  • Servicing the constituents
  • Congressional . staffers spend most of their time on service strategy
  • House members get about

800,000 to hire stuffers

  • Senators gets b/t 234 million in allowances

- frank-mail stuff for free

Redistricting

  • The process of redrawing the geographic boundaries of legislative districts. This occurs every 10 years with the ceneus to ensure that pop. remain balanced w/in each district to ensure equal representation
  • Apportionment - the process of adding and subtracting districts to add or subtract number of representatives in the house. After apportionment they redistrict

Gerrymandering

  • The process in which district
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