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American Government

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Olivia Van Genderen

on 10 November 2012

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Transcript of American Government

American Government Representative Representatives write and vote on bills. Paul Ryan Representatives usually sponsor bills that are important to them and their constituents Decides which bills will get voted on and when Speaker of the House John Boehner Current Speaker of the House Vice President The vice-president can vote if a tie occurs in a Senate vote. In his public appearances he often speaks out in favor of the President's legislative goals.
He usually has access to the president and can give input to what the president's legislative goals should be Joe Biden Current Vice president of the United States The president can convince congress to pass a bill, and the president can then sign the bill into a law President Barack Obama Current President Of The United States Make phone calls, write letters, some even get arrested just to make a point. They do campaigns and they get the word around on how they feel about a certain law and why they feel that it should be passed. Citizens Current citizens of the United States A good lobbyist provides background papers, research, information that would be used on the floor of the House or Senate. Lobbyists 1.) I think the President has the most influence on legislation because he can either pass or deny the proposed law. 1.) Which person or group do you think has the most influence on legislation? Give specific
facts to support your answer.

2.)What are possible advantages to having so many different groups participate in the
lawmaking process?

3.) What are some disadvantages of having so many groups participate in the lawmaking
process? 2.) One advantage of having so many groups participate in the lawmaking process is that no one person has the decision to pass or deny the law. 3.) One disadvantage of having so many groups participate in the lawmaking process is that if one group doesn't want the law passed then it would have to start over at the beginning until everyone agrees to have it passed. QUESTIONS Sources http://www.whitehouse.gov/ http://www.loc.gov/index.html http://thomas.loc.gov/cgibin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bd75JV:@@@D&summ2=m& http://www.senate.gov/ http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden http://www.speaker.gov/ The Speaker maintains order, and puts questions up for debate
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