What Are The Two Main Roles Served By Congress?


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1.) Congress passes laws and
2.) Congress decides how to spend our money.

Congress is the legislative (lawmaking) branch of our government. Congress is divided into two parts, the Senate and the House of Representatives. There are 100 senators (two from each state) and 435 state representatives (different amount for each state based on population). The House and Senate meet separately in our nation's capital, Washington D.C. Each new bill that comes into the house must first be approved by both the House and the Senate before it's shipped off to the president who then will either sign it into law, or veto it.

Each year, Congress also decides on the national budget, which is all the money that can be spent by the federal government.

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