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Debra.Erick... asks:
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What non legislative powers does the U.S. have?

In Topics: Helping my child with social studies / history
> 60 days ago

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Allyn Anderson
Dec 31, 2010
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This information should lead you in the right direction regarding the Non-Legislative Powers of Congress:
1.Amending Constitution - Proposing amendments – by a 2/3 vote of both chambers
2.Electoral Duties - Selecting president if no candidate receives a majority – one vote per state, and approving vice president if president forced to choose new one
3.Impeachment - House votes articles of impeachment – formal charges (majority vote needed); Senate conducts trial (2/3 vote needed for conviction
4.Executive Powers - Senate approves major appointments (majority vote); Senate approves treaties (2/3 vote)
5.Investigatory Power - Get information needed to pass laws; Focus the public’s attention on an issue; Oversee executive branch (Watergate); Expose questionable activities (Iraq)

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aqblickley
aqblickley writes:
Hi Debra,

The U.S. has a number of non-legislative powers, including but not limited to taxation, appointment of officials, impeachment of president, power to declare war, etc.

Below, I'm including a Wikipedia page that details the non-legislative powers of the United States Congress.

Hope this helps!

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