1091 users online (184 members and 907 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    3,631

    Congressional power to block Trump

    I thought this deserves a thread since it will become more and more important.

    I am happy to see that Congress has begun taking actions to block Trump. As citizens, we will all need to review our Civics knowledge regarding the power of Congress vs. the power of the President.

    I don't think Trump is going to get very far without the support of Congress.

    Here's a article that I posted on another thread that explains majority votes and supermajority votes:
    https://www.thoughtco.com/the-superm...rnment-3322045

    This one explains the basics of the Impeachment process:
    https://www.thoughtco.com/high-crime...nition-4140196
    Last edited by AlwaysShocked; 08-07-2017 at 01:03 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    4,023
    It really does seem as though the GOP is a bit "What fresh Hell is this?".....wish I could say that the Trumpeters were also able to admit 45 is a freaking trainwreck. But they won't. *le sigh*
    "When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown." -Stephen Jay Gould


    July 4, 1776-January 20, 2017
    RIP

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Under a bridge
    Posts
    15,068
    Quote Originally Posted by EllieBee View Post
    It really does seem as though the GOP is a bit "What fresh Hell is this?".....wish I could say that the Trumpeters were also able to admit 45 is a freaking trainwreck. But they won't. *le sigh*
    Some must be - look at his numbers. I suspect some are merely paying lip service now because it's too difficult to admit how they were duped by the old clown.
    Toxic masculinity ruins the party again!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    4,736
    Quote Originally Posted by EllieBee View Post
    It really does seem as though the GOP is a bit "What fresh Hell is this?".....wish I could say that the Trumpeters were also able to admit 45 is a freaking trainwreck. But they won't. *le sigh*
    "What fresh hell is this?" is literally my current mantra. That and waking up like Picard:

    I speak fluently in reaction gifs.



    "gangs"

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Ridley, PA
    Posts
    1,982
    Well, the American People are going to Block Congress next election, and kick them out of office.
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Sheridan, IN, Florida
    Posts
    1,020
    Quote Originally Posted by TMAN2014 View Post
    Well, the American People are going to Block Congress next election, and kick them out of office.
    Yep. The republican majority in the house will be toast.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Under a bridge
    Posts
    15,068
    Quote Originally Posted by TMAN2014 View Post
    Well, the American People are going to Block Congress next election, and kick them out of office.
    Maybe John Fetterman will be your next Senator!
    Toxic masculinity ruins the party again!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    3,631
    Remember this?

    How a Bill becomes a Law:

    "Through its constitutionally-granted powers, the United States Congress considers thousands of bills each session. Yet, only a small percentage of them will ever reach the top of the president's desk for final approval or ​veto. Along their way to the White House, bills traverse a maze of committees and subcommittees, debates, and amendments in both chambers of Congress."

    https://www.thoughtco.com/how-bills-become-laws-3322300
    Last edited by AlwaysShocked; 08-07-2017 at 11:01 PM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    3,631
    Here's how the Senate can block a Bill:

    https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-filibuster-3322288

    "A filibuster is a delaying tactic used in the United States Senate to block a bill, amendment, resolution or other measure being considered by preventing it from coming to final vote on passage.
    Filibusters can happen only in the Senate, because the chamber’s rules of debate place very few limits on Senators’ rights and opportunities in the legislative process."

    "Filibusters cannot happen in the House of Representatives because House rules require specific time limits on debates.
    In addition, filibusters on bill being considered under the federal budget “budget reconciliation” process are not allowed."

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Under a bridge
    Posts
    15,068
    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysShocked View Post
    Remember this?

    How a Bill becomes a Law:

    "Through its constitutionally-granted powers, the United States Congress considers thousands of bills each session. Yet, only a small percentage of them will ever reach the top of the president's desk for final approval or ​veto. Along their way to the White House, bills traverse a maze of committees and subcommittees, debates, and amendments in both chambers of Congress."

    https://www.thoughtco.com/how-bills-become-laws-3322300
    Remember this?





Similar Threads

  1. Secret service move out of Trump tower can't reach deal with Trump organisation
    By gregjrichards in forum Politivent General Topics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-04-2017, 01:00 PM
  2. Please email your Congressional Representatives!
    By AlwaysShocked in forum Politivent General Topics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-28-2017, 09:27 PM
  3. Replies: 90
    Last Post: 06-22-2017, 08:32 PM