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powers of congress

impose and collect taxes
borrow and coin money
regulate foreign and interstate trade
declare war
raise and maintain army and navy

When no president candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes, the outcome of the election os determined by the

House of Representatives

Who has the sole power of impeachment

The House

Who is responsible for trying cases of impeachment and can remove officials from office if found guilty?

Senate

states gain or lose seats depending on population changes between the federal census conducted every 10 years. This happens in the House

reapportionment

The party in control of the state legislature may establish congressional and other legislative districts in such a way to ensure that its candidates have safe seats

gerrymandering

members of congress have free use of the mail, allowing incumbents to communicate regularly with constituents

franking privilege

An incumbent can bring federal money directly into their district through

pork-barrel legislation

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