Table of Contents
- 1 Which exclusive powers does the United States Senate have that were not granted to the House of Representatives?
- 2 What happens if House and Senate disagree?
- 3 What can the Senate do that the House of reps Cant?
- 4 Why are there no votes in the Senate?
- 5 What’s the difference between the Senate and the House?
Which exclusive powers does the United States Senate have that were not granted to the House of Representatives?
The Senate has several distinct powers. The “advice and consent ” powers, such as the power to approve treaties, are a sole Senate privilege. The House, however, can initiate spending bills and has exclusive authority to impeach officials and choose the President in an Electoral College deadlock.
What happens if House and Senate disagree?
If the House and Senate pass the same bill then it is sent to the President. If the House and Senate pass different bills they are sent to Conference Committee. Most major legislation goes to a Conference Committee.
Which power can be exercised only by the Senate?
Under the Constitution, the House of Representatives has the power to impeach a government official, in effect serving as prosecutor. The Senate has the sole power to conduct impeachment trials, essentially serving as jury and judge.
What can the Senate do that the House of reps Cant?
The House does not. The House of Representatives initiates bills for raising revenue and all impeachment proceedings. The Senate is not permitted to do either. In the matter of revenue bills, it may make changes in bills raised and passed in the House and send them back to the House for re-consideration, but these changes are more like suggestions.
Why are there no votes in the Senate?
They point to the stacks of unvoted bills. At this time, the Republican Senate sees no reason to bring to a vote bills that are unacceptable and they were not allowed to help improve. The Democratic House wants those votes anyway so that the bills will fail.
How are bills passed in House and Senate?
After passing in the initial body (House or Senate), the bill goes to the other body, where it’s researched, discussed, and amended further. After both chambers accept the bill, joint committees work out the differences between the two versions. Both houses then vote on the exact same bill.
What’s the difference between the Senate and the House?
In the Senate, individual senators have more options to slow the progress of a bill by making procedural requests, such as keeping floor debate open on the matter at hand. This is intended to encourage deliberation, or the careful discussion and consideration, of issues.