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Current US representatives from Connecticut.
Larson, Courtney, DeLauro, Himes, Esty.
Current US senators from Connecticut.
Blumenthal and Murphy.
Current Speaker of the House
5 power by that Congress holds.
Can change existing laws
originating spending bills
Descibe how a bill becomes a law.
First, a person has an idea for a bill.
They give it to there local representative who puts it into the hopper. It is then discussed by a certain committee and either pass on the House or is rejected.
It is then discussed in the House and if it passes, then it goes onto the Senate were they discuss it. If it passes, it is then given to the president who either accepts it or rejects it. If it is accepted, it is brought to the judicial branch to see if it is constitutional.
How popular is Congress with American citizens? Why?
US citizens feel that Congress does to much talking and arguing and doesn't get enough progress done. The bill takes so long to be passed through the process that by the time the bill is passed out of Congress people don't like their reviesed bill.
What are two major political parties in the US? What are some of the main beliefs of each party?
The two major political party are Democrats and Republicans. On many issues like the death penalty, Republicans are for it, but it is the opposite for Democrats. Abortion laws that make it legal are favored by Democrats and different for Repulicians.
Are there term limits for members of Congress? Do you think there should be? Explain.
There are no term limits for members of congress and I don't think there should be. As long as the people keep voting for the person he can run as many times as they wants.