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12 -- Part 2: The Legislative Branch
The legislative work of Congress is done through committees.
Party strength is what determines membership on committees.
Standing, joint, select, and conference committees are some of the types of committees.
Members of Congress are aided by personal staff, committee staff, and support agencies.
Congress has both legislative and nonlegislative powers.
Legislative powers include expressed, implied, and denied.
Legislative powers include electoral powers, amendment powers, impeachment powers, executive powers of the Senate, and oversight powers.
There is a specific process for how a bill becomes a law.
Legislative tactics are used to pass, stop, or slow legislation.
The president, lobbyists, and interest groups influence members of Congress.
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