Monday, April 8, 2013

Legislative Process at the Federal Level

This is a brief video presentation of the Federal Legislative Process.

Keep in mind that the Federal Government creates Acts, Statutes, etc. However, it is the responsibility of the States to:
  1. Interpret these Acts, Statutes, etc.;
  2. Develop Statutes for their States based on these Interpretations.
....And most important, many don't realize that State are Sovereign to the Federal Government, and actually don't have to accept the Federal Acts, Statutes, etc. if they feel is not the Best Interest for their citizens in their state. Remember- "Dissent is Patriotic"
Keep in mind, today it cost us Tax Payers 100 million/week to run Congress--------So, Did We the People get our Money's worth this week?? 

Article I of the U.S. Constitution grants all legislative powers to a bicameral Congress: a House of Representatives and a Senate that are the result of a “Great Compromise” seeking to balance the effects of popular majorities with the interests of the states. Our system currently provides for a two-year term of office for House members from the 435 population-based districts. In the Senate, voters of each state elect two Senators, who serve 6-year terms that overlap (such that only one-third of the chamber is up for election in any given election cycle).

Section Length
1. Overview of the Legislative Process 5:10
2. Introduction and Referral of Bills 3:19
3. Committee Consideration 3:40
4. Calendars and Scheduling 2:36
5. House Floor 3:54
6. Senate Floor 4:18
7. Executive Business in the Senate 1:40
8. Bicameral Resolution 3:30
9. Presidential Actions 1:59

Related link: State Statute Summaries Index relating to Family Court.

Note: When you click on View, this is introductory information comparing states. To see the State Statute Summaries, you need to Download the PDF file. (Note: Will be taken directly to Agency page and dates of updates may be newer than shown on this page.)
Download PDF File of ALL Introductions to Summaries (Rev. 2 -- 02/04/2013)
Adoption ~ Best Interest of the Child ~ Case Planning ~ Child Abuse & Neglect ~ Child Welfare Law & Policy ~ Central Registry ~ Domestic Violence ~ Emancipation ~ False Allegations ~ Family Preservation ~ Fathers ~ Foster Care Givers ~ Guardianship ~ Immunity ~ Infant ~ Mandatory Reporters ~ Parental Drug Abuse ~ Permanency ~ Placement with Relatives ~ Reasonable Efforts ~ Reinstatement of Parental Rights ~ Reunification ~ State Guides & Manuals Search ~ Termination of Parental Rights ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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