Category Archives: Congress

Advice and Consent Powers

There are a number of powers in the US Constitution that are exclusively granted to the two different houses of Congress. These include:

House of Rep

House of Representatives

  • Can begin impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.
  • Elects the President if the Electoral College is tied or no candidates reach a majority.
  • Power to introduce legislation that deals with revenue and taxes

 

 

US Senate

Senate

  • Tries impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.
  • Elects the Vice-President of the United States if the Electoral College is tied or no candidates reach a majority.
  • Reviews and ratifies Presidential Appointments.
  • Ratifies International Treaties by a two-thirds majority.

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