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  • Treaties And The Senate
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    US action on International Fishing Disputes While the United Nations has passed several resolutions and treaties regarding fisheries, the United States has typically refused to ratify such measures. UNCLOS, the most comprehensive attempt at a unified body of maritime law, has yet to be given the consent of the Senate. The sticking provisions of this treaty primarily deal with provisions for deep-sea mineral rights. Many US companies have already begun exploration in deep-sea minerals and the UN ...
  • Reformed Senate To Disable The Government
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    That is a question which many generations of Canadians have asked themselves. Many ideas for reform have arisen form this dialogue, but why havent Canadiatopic I came across many rather insightful and humorous quotations that I am going to share with you. 1. Senator Eugene For sey commenting on the 1987 me ech Lake proposal: The transformed Senate will have all the legal powers of the present Senate. Most notably the power to reject, absolutely, any bill whatsoever. But it will have a political ...
  • Watergate And Whitewater
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    Whitewater vs. Watergate. Both are political sandals that have rocked the nation. As Watergate unraveled, many of Nixon's dirty tactics were learned, including assorted lists of enemies (a number of which became targets of IRS tax audits), wiretapping, political sabotage, burglary, blackballing, and smear campaigns. Similarly, as Whitewater unfolded, the scandal appeared to involve more than just an illegal loan. It touched on possible hush money paid to witnesses and includes the acquisition of...
  • Senate And House
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    Approval of the Journal 1. The Speaker shall take the Chair on every legislative day precisely at the hour to which the House last adjourned and immediately call the House to order. Having examined and approved the Journal of the last day's proceedings, the Speaker shall announce to the House his approval thereof. The Speaker's approval of the Journal shall be deemed agreed to unless a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner demands a vote thereon. If such a vote is decided in the affirmative...
  • One Committee
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    The Warren Commission was a committee that investigated the alleged murder of John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald while Kennedy was campaigning for reelection. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the commission so that there was only one committee investigating the murder, and he wanted the American public to be sure of what had happened. If he did not appoint a specific committee, there could have been one committee from the House of Representatives and one from the Senate, and they could ha...
  • House Of Representatives And The Senate
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    Exploring the Distinction between the House and Senate In the House and Senate, Ross L. Baker investigates the differences encompassing both the House of Representatives and the Senate. This book reveals an in-depth comparison between the two chambers, providing a through history regarding the differences in size, leadership, and electoral relations. First, the disparity of size has always been a questionable matter concerning Congress. When our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, many comp...
  • House And Senate Members
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    The Legislative Brach of the federal government is made up of two Chambers, the House of Representatives and the Senate. These two bodies draft and pass laws that, if signed by the President of the United States, govern the United States and it's citizens. The bicameral (two-house) Congress emerged from a compromise between delegates from large and small states at the Constitutional Convention, which convened in Philadelphia in 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution...
  • Foreign Affairs Senator Richard Lugar
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    The following report will attempt to provide a brief, yet concise policy profile of Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar. Beginning with a short biographical review, the profile will proceed and concentrate on Senator Lugar's major areas of public policy concern; Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, and in part, his 1996 Presidential Campaign which encompasses a myriad of issues, both foreign and domestic. It would be impossible to include every aspect of Senator Lugar's political career and person...
  • Senate Watergate Committee
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    On June 17, 1972, five intruders were arrested at Washington's Watergate hotel and apartment complex inside the office of the Democratic National Committee. The indictment of the burglars and the subsequent investigation of the break-in unraveled a web of political spying and sabotage, bribery, and the illegal use of campaign funds. The disclosure of these activities, and the administration's cover-up, resulted in the indictments of some 40 government officials and the resignation of the preside...
  • 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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