How congress is organized ? The Constitution created a bicameral national legislature—that is composed of two separate chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The United States Capitol
Terms and requirements for Senators and Reps
The Constitution have three qualifications for service in the U.S. Senate. Must be age at least thirty years of age, have been a citizen of the U.s at least nine years. These qualifications are listed by Constitution's framers during the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
Article I, section 3 of the Constitution requires the Senate to be divided into three classes for purposes of elections. Senators are elected to six-year terms, and every two years the members of one class--approximately one-third of the senators--face election or re-election
The Constitution does not provide an oath of office for members of Congress, but specifies only that they "shall be bound by Oath of Affirmation to support this constitution."
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Powers of legislative branch and it's limits
The legislative branch of the federal government, composed primarily of the U.S. Congress, is responsible for making the country’s laws. The members of the two houses of Congress—the House of Representatives and the Senate—are elected by the citizens of the United States. They also have the power to preserve the liberty of all citizens, and to ensure that the government doesn't abuse its power. Each branch has the power to check one another in the system of checks and balances.Congress also has various other powers, including the power to declare war. Congress also creates an annual budget for the government, levies taxes on citizens to pay for the budget and is responsible for making sure money collected through taxes is used for its intended purpose.
Limitations of the Legislative branch :
The checks and balances that are put on the Legislative Branch are: The president has the power to veto/reject the laws that congress pass. The president proposes/gives and idea about laws that he/she thinks should be passed.
2 Standing committees
Senate selective committee on nominations-Senate committees have the authority to hold hearings on presidential nominations to executive and judicial positions within its jurisdiction. The Constitution gives the Senate the power of "advice and consent" on presidential nominations
North Carolina study commission on aging- . The purpose of this Fund is to help address the unmet needs and the long-term recovery of older North Carolina and local aging agencies. The NC Association on Aging (NCAOA) is administering the fund.
The Heroin and Opioid Prevention Enforcement Act puts money toward addiction programs and allows greater police access to the state’s prescription database during investigations. Some patients and doctors worried the access is a violation of privacy; supporters including lawmakers and Attorney General Josh Stein said the bill would help combat the opioid epidemic.