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  • Chambers And Hiss
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    The Alger Hiss Spy Case During the late nineteen forties, a new anti-Communistic chase was in full holler, this being the one of the most active Cold War fronts at home. Many panic-stricken citizens feared that Communist spies were undermining the government and treacherously misdirecting foreign policy. The attorney general planned a list of ninety supposedly disloyal organizations, none of which was given the right to prove its loyalty to the United States. The Loyalty Review Board investigate...
  • Houses Energy And Commerce Committee
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    America beings her trek into the 21st Century with a very rocky start, for the prices of gasoline and crude oil are continually increasing, the stock market perpetually slowing down, a shortage of power supply for the entire state of California and several other states nation wide, plus the threat of a recession lurking around the corner; these are among the many obstacles that are blocking Americas road to success. Congress will attempt to emend these issues, plus numerous others, in order to k...
  • Bill And The Committee Members Vote
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    An Act of Congress How does a bill become a law There are two houses in Congress. The House of Representatives and the Senate. Both of which may introduce a new piece of legislation. But each has different guidelines that they must follow to do this. The guideline in the house is a new Piece of legislation is handed to the clerk of the House who then places it in a hopper, which is a box on the Clerk's desk. In the Senate, the member gains the recognition of the presiding officer and is then giv...
  • Bill And The Committee Members Vote
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    "All Legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives". (Article I, Section 1, of the United States Constitution) The chief function of Congress is the making of laws. Any Member in the House of Representatives may introduce a bill at any time while the House is in session by simply placing it in the "hopper" provided for the purpose at the side of the Clerk's desk in the House Chamber. The sponsor'...
  • Burton's Committee
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    When you think of psycho-conservatives and tenacious Republican partisanship, names like Newt Gingrich and Henry Hyde come to mind but the name Dan Burton should definitely be on top of that list. Dan Burton, the Republican chair of the Government Reform committee and the representative of District #6 of Indiana has the reputation of a pit-bull in Congress. Burton was the House Republicans point man in the 1997 investigation of political fundraising that focuses on money brought in by President ...
  • Resignation Of President Richard M Nixon
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    WATERGATE Watergate is the popular name for the political scandal and constitutional crisis that began with the arrest (June 17, 1972) of five burglars who broke into DEMOCRATIC National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office building in Washington, D.C. It ended with the resignation (Aug. 9, 1974) of President Richard M. NIXON. The burglars and two co-plotters-G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt-were indicted (September 1972) on charges of burglary, conspiracy, and wiretapping. Four mont...
  • Comities And Sub Committees
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    The legislative branch is one of the three branches of the government. In this branch, laws are created and voted on and sent to the next level. There are two chambers The House of Representatives and the senate. The House of Representatives has 435 representatives from the 50 states. They serve foe six-year period. The number of representatives depends on the state population density. From here, they are broken down into comities and sub committees. These comities address different issues. They...
  • Committees Tony Blair
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    UK Prime Minister Revision Notes Powers of the PM Appoint and dismissal of minister: Seen as most important power because it gives him or her power to promote the loyal members and dismiss the rivals. The PM appoints candidates in significant areas of government such as Chancellor of the Exchequer and foreign secretary. If members do not fallow the PM views he can relocate them in less important departments. In 1962 Harold Macmillan demonstrated his power by dismissing 24 ministers in one day. A...
  • Committee System In The House And Senate
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    A bicameral system is a legislative system in which the power of law making is vested in two houses, or chambers, both of which must approve a bill before it becomes law. There are a few general guidelines by which most bicameral systems, including the United States, operate. The upper house, The Senate, is made up of members selected on a territorial basis. Therefore, senators represent states, or other political subdivisions instead of the people themselves. They also serve longer terms than m...

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