US/Congress

From Issuepedia
< US
Jump to: navigation, search

About

The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the US government.

Its main function is to create bills which become federal law if the President signs them, though it has other purposes as well.

Hierarchy

The US government is divided into three main parts: Congress is the legislative branch, with the other two being the executive (the Presidential administration, a.k.a. The White House) and the judicial.

Congress itself consists of two parts: the House (whose members are known as "Representatives") and the Senate (whose members are, naturally, known as "Senators").

Pages

Links

Reference

Related

Projects

  • MAPLight.org: project devoted to tracing the influence of money in politics; covers US Congress, but seems to be trying to expand into more local government as resources permit