How a bill becomes a lawThe House of Representatives in comparison to the SenateSenate filibusters, unanimous consent and clotureDiscretionary and mandatory outlays of the US federal governmentEarmarks, pork barrel projects and logrollingStructures, powers, and functions of Congress: lesson overview
Executive and legislative disagreements with the Supreme CourtChecks on the judicial branchState checks on the judicial branchSenate confirmation as a check on the judicial branchJudicial activism and judicial restraintIncreased politicization of the Supreme CourtChecks on the judicial branch: lesson overview
How Congress, the presidency, the courts, and the bureaucracy compete, cooperate, and hold one another accountable in governing the United States. The legislative, executive and judicial branches are each granted formal, or enumerated, powers by the Constitution; each branch also exercises certain informal powers.
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