Congressional power to block Trump

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  1. AlwaysShocked

    AlwaysShocked Active Member

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    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-supermajority-vote-in-us-government-3322045

    This one explains the basics of the Impeachment process:
    https://www.thoughtco.com/high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-definition-4140196
     
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  3. EllieBee

    EllieBee Former Member

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    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*
     
  4. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Active Member

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    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.
     
  5. Tawny

    Tawny Bye

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    "What fresh hell is this?" is literally my current mantra. That and waking up like Picard:

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  6. TMAN2014

    TMAN2014 Active Member

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    Well, the American People are going to Block Congress next election, and kick them out of office.
     
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    simba16 New Member

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    Yep. The republican majority in the house will be toast.
     
  8. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Active Member

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    Maybe John Fetterman will be your next Senator!
     
  9. AlwaysShocked

    AlwaysShocked Active Member

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    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
     
  10. AlwaysShocked

    AlwaysShocked Active Member

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    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."
     
  11. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Active Member

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    Remember this?

    [video=youtube;tyeJ55o3El0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyeJ55o3El0[/video]
     

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