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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH! * To make lawsthe constitution givescongress the powerto collect taxes,maintain the armedforces, regulate tradeand punish certain crimescongress may also suggest amendments to the constitution *PROCESS OF BECOMING A LAW*A new bill can be introduced in either the senate or the houseTax bills through must begin in thehouse,only members of congress can introduce a new bill *TYPES OF CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTIIES** Permanent/ congressional * standing committee * Sub- Committee * Joint Committee * Select Committee Conference Committee *POWERS OF CONGRESS*^congress raises money/collects taxes to pay for salaries for government employees to maintain gov. functions.^government needs money to care for people with needs of special assistance.^Protects business and consumers, also runs national highwaysto help businesses transport products.^Defends the nation/ can also declare war. ^Established the Army, navy, and other military services.^Decides on citizenship requirements. *Limits of Congress*^Congress is limited on passing a bill signed into law unless supreme court says the la does not follow the constitution.^Congress is limited on making laws that take away the bill of rights. *CONCEPT OF ELASTIC CLAUSE*^ A part of the constitution that gives congress power to make laws as needed (Aticle 1 Sec 8) CONGRESS double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. HOUSE SENATE 435 100
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