This now meant that the Senate passed the bill through the Finance Committee, debated it on the floor, passed the cloture vote and was now being called for a final vote in the Senate. On December 24, 2009, the Senate passed the ACA on a vote of 60-39. Every single Democrat and two Independents voted for passage, while all the Republicans except for Senator Jim Bunning voted against the bill. Now, the ACA was sent to the House for its approval. Over the next three months, there were heated debates throughout the House of Representatives.
Devolution of the legislature into a full-time body was accompanied by a major expansion of it support staff. Those in the Illusional he concentrate on pending legislation and research where as staffers in the legislators home district offices spend much of their time on constituents problems. Legislature spend much of their time and committees. He cites the standing committees staffers assist more than 60 select committees that address Nero issues and nine joint committees to coordinate to house party efforts. Defenders of the system counter that this staffing arrangement help compensate for a week party organizations and then for missing gaps associated with rapid legislative
Additionally, the Legislative Branch checks on the Judiciary Branch with the right to approve federal judges, as well as impeach federal judges, initiate constitutional amendments, set the jurisdiction of courts, and alter the size of the Supreme Court. Legislative Branch also has a check on itself because it is bicameral or composed of two chambers. Within the Legislative Branch bills must be passed by both houses of Congress, neither house can adjourn for more than three days without the consent of the other house; lastly all journals must be
Gives advice and consent to a multitude of the presidential candidates and nominee 's. If a President becomes impeached (questioned for decisions made) the Senators are in charge of running the trial. Senators approve treaties since they have a bigger influence on foreign affairs then the other members of Congress. There members are less likely to be re-elected standing at only a 45% for re-election each term. People believe Senate to be more powerful of the two since it has a smaller party of people to agree.
Discussing the new children 's rights movement, it stated that "child citizens" were "powerless individuals" and argued that children should not be considered equally incompetent from birth to attaining legal age, but that instead courts should presume competence except when there is evidence. Same time she was a big supporter of political views, sharing this enthusiasm with who by then was her boyfriend Bill Clinton who she met during her studies in
Presidential Paper Although many would disagree, I believe Bernie Sanders is the best presidential candidate because i think he has many great qualities and aspects. This essay will be about Bernie Sander’s position on the topic of abortion, his presidential candidate opponent 's position, as well as mine also. My candidate, Bernie Sanders believes women should have the decision of abortion. As a matter of fact, Bernie Sanders in an interview on ABC, was asked if there were “any restrictions” on abortions, and Sanders replied that, “the decision “ultimately” has got to be made by the woman.” Another quote that he states is “we are not returning to the days of backroom abortions, when countless women died or were maimed. The decision about abortion
New Hampshire has always been the first state to hold a primary, and passed a law that gives its secretary of state the power to change the date in order to precede any other primary by one week. (Convention and campaigns) Though New Hampshire is surrounded by blue states, it is a swing state, and could vote either way in the upcoming presidential primary and later in the presidential election. (New Hampshire Voting History) In the last ten presidential elections, the people of New Hampshire have voted for the Republican candidate five times, and for the democratic candidate five times. (New Hampshire Voting History) Although, in five of the past six general presidential elections the state has voted for the Democratic candidate. (New Hampshire Voting History) In recent polls from November fifteen, Trump was leading in Republican presidential primary polls, followed by Carson, Rubio, Cruz and Kasich.
The petitioners in the Obergefell v. Hodges case took a stand against what they believed was discriminatory against them, and although it took a great amount of time, money, and patience, they ultimately won the victory. Of course there are those that would disagree, Rowan County Clerk as an example. Although the rights and liberties of same-sex couples has been justified, her morals and values are now being objected to. It brings to light the question, if the civil liberties for same-sex couples is justified, are those who oppose it now suffering a violation of their civil liberties under the first Amendment; “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Everyone has the right to practice, or not practice, the religion of their choice, but conversely, no one has the right to violate another’s civil liberties or rights in service of their choice of
The AWSA believed they should go through a federal constitutional amendment while on the other hand the AWSA believed state-by-state campaigns would be the passageway to success. Though the two groups had their differences in the end they knew that for the best of the men and women who fought for their right to vote they should merge together. Thus, the two groups formed (NAWSA) the National American Woman Suffrage Association in
The authors of this article show that the ERA will not directly affect the people but that it would indirectly effect the people. They really do not have a set stance on whether we truly need this amendment today or not. I on the other hand fully believe that we need the ERA in the Constitution. The ERA is a great foundation of economic equality and without that foundation, women will never be equal. Alice Paul, a women’s right activist, once quoted, “When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row.” Phyllis Schlafly started the campaign of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923 and I am beyond certain that the ERA activists today will not stop until it is ratified and accepted into the constitution.
The Speaker of the House is a very powerful position coming right after the Vice President in line to be the president. The House Speaker leads the majority party and is also the main officer of the House of Representatives. One of the Speaker’s main jobs is to negotiate with the White House and the Senate to resolve legislative differences.The Speaker also serves as a “front man” for the House of Representatives. A President Pro Tempore is a high ranking senator who 's job is to preside over the Senate during the absence of the Vice President. The Presidential Act of 1792 stated that the President Pro Tempore was next in life for succession after the Vice President and the Speaker of
This would solve a number of issues such as the “conveniently timed” retirement of Justices allowing the President the power to push the Supreme Court to the majority of one party or another, extreme partisanship, and the pursuing of own political agendas instead of holding the good of the American people paramount. And, of course, being too comfortable. Eighteen years is still more than enough time to serve in the least accountable sector of government, and would better limit the power of the Judicial Branch. Also, this shortened term limit would introduce more frequent opportunities for both major political parties to have nominees in the Supreme Court and would hold the Justices to be more responsive to the will of the People. Therefore, all new Supreme Court nominees henceforth should pledge to serve, under oath, for only eighteen
Name: Ngan Thu Bui SID#: 0860066 Class: Introduction to Argumentation (COMS-40) SPEECH ANALYSIS Every four years, American media and its people pay close attention to every speech within the U.S. presidential campaign. Last year, Hilary Clinton from Democratic and Donald Trump from Republican were two final candidates running for the U.S. presidency. The former First Lady, Michelle Obama showed her support for the Democratic presidential candidate by giving an emotional speech on Clinton’s campaign rally. This speech occurred in New Hampshire. In this paper, I’ll provide some information of the speech, discuss the main issues she addressed, and analyze the profound message of her speech.
“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.”, (Rosa Parks). Based on the Constitution, equality in the American society is achievable. Many of the amendments support the idea of people being treated equal. Some people will say that equality isn’t achievable because they will have their own opinions that discriminate others.