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What governing body makes national laws?
Legislative powers specifically listed in the United States Constitution are what powers?
Expressed, Enumerated, Delegated powers
Powers used to carry out the expressed powers are called what?
how a bill becomes a law
Introducing a bill by a Senator or Representative
Working in committees
Debating the bill on the floor of each house
Voting on the bill in each house
Sending the bill to the President to sign into law
introduced; committee, debate, vote, sign (or veto)
Why do elected officials in Congress write laws and take action?
In response to problems or issues
Who can help shape legislation? Can you?
Individuals and interest groups - groups of people with a common interest; YES
What is a way you can get involved in the legislative process?
Write a letter, email, etc. ideas for laws; talk to your representative or senator