Tag: congress

117 Why couldn't Republicans who voted to repeal Obamacare so many times under Obama do it under a Republican president? 2017-03-24T21:02:43.900

74 Is it true that "Trump did not have a serious opportunity to offer his side of the story" in the House impeachment proceedings? 2019-12-20T01:08:57.660

70 Can members of the US Congress lie during debate without penalty? 2018-05-01T23:55:13.180

55 Why do members of Congress in committee hearings ask witnesses the same question multiple times? 2019-03-01T00:55:08.747

53 Why hasn't the US political system taken recourse against Trump for his politically motivated firings? 2017-05-10T09:36:30.417

47 Why is lying to Congress a crime? 2019-10-02T18:57:30.157

43 How do politicians scrutinize bills that are thousands of pages long? 2020-12-28T10:27:59.457

42 Where does Trump's authority to cut funding to WHO come from, if Congress controls spending? 2020-05-20T00:14:19.933

41 What could the US federal government do to reform the police? 2020-08-30T08:16:16.660

41 Why are Democrats blocking COVID-19 pandemic relief bills with the objection that it's not enough instead of passing it and then passing another? 2020-09-12T02:58:47.240

36 In the US, what is the role of and relationship between federal law and state law? 2017-11-20T20:27:59.830

35 Why is the US Congress getting involved in the privacy issues at Facebook? 2018-04-09T18:46:07.463

35 In the United States, why aren't both legislative chambers involved in the Supreme Court confirmation process? 2020-09-25T00:49:50.473

34 Can the US president unilaterally hurt Congress members financially? 2017-07-29T23:15:15.213

34 If one party controls the house and 2/3 of the senate, what's to stop them taking the presidency? 2017-08-29T17:24:13.607

34 How can a single member of the House derail a Congressional bill? 2019-05-28T20:06:50.827

34 Why are congressional votes not secret? 2021-01-14T13:11:35.437

33 What's to stop the House majority party from voting to expel every member of the House minority party from committees? 2021-02-06T13:20:04.353

32 Why was Congress able to create an Air Force without a constitutional amendment? 2018-06-20T13:35:45.613

32 Can Congress end the government shutdown without the President's agreement? 2019-01-17T16:42:44.917

28 As a non-U.S. citizen, who can I write to in the U.S. government about a corrupt organization? 2017-12-01T04:11:51.243

28 What can be done about a US president who refuses to co-operate with an impeachment panel? 2019-10-08T17:21:34.887

28 Is there a way that Congress could secretly vote on approving a potential war? 2020-01-08T16:11:37.177

28 What prevents a single senator from passing a bill they want with a 1-0 vote? 2020-12-21T19:04:00.797

27 Could a Senator commit perjury if they swear the oath at the impeachment trial in the senate? 2019-12-18T20:26:18.413

26 Is the Senate Compelled to Acquit Trump? 2020-02-03T00:46:00.867

25 Is it true that Republicans have an unfair geographical advantage in elections for the House of Representatives? 2014-11-14T03:22:11.680

24 What power does the Vice President really have? 2018-01-23T23:08:24.267

24 Why are lawsuits between the President and Congress not automatically sent to the Supreme Court 2019-05-14T18:01:39.707

24 Can Trump force Congress to delay the Nov. 3, 2020 general US elections? 2020-07-30T15:34:21.517

23 Why does the US Congress have two chambers? 2012-12-04T23:28:53.230

23 Are members of the military allowed to wear civilian clothes when testifying in Congress? 2019-11-19T17:28:59.910

22 Did Obama notify Congress (the Intelligence committees in particular) that the bin Laden raid was ongoing? 2019-10-27T17:01:13.377

21 Why is there a significant difference between religious makeup of the legislative body and that of adult population in US? 2018-04-20T14:06:26.440

21 Can the President of the US limit First Amendment rights? 2019-09-24T14:58:31.750

21 Which act of Congress authorized the Ukrainian aid which was allegedly withheld? 2019-11-07T18:46:41.747

21 Why was Apple included in a Congressional hearing about anti-trust? 2020-08-01T16:12:42.613

20 How applicable is the "Biden rule" to McConnell's arguments? 2016-03-18T11:12:46.573

20 Will NORAD Santa tracker be affected by the government shutdown? 2018-12-22T17:36:32.373

20 Where do I find when the next congressional hearing about an issue I'm following is? (e.g. Gamestop) 2021-02-22T07:09:48.363

19 How many people would it take for California to run the country? 2017-01-24T11:00:36.960

19 Is there any equivalent to the background checks required in professional spheres for those who seek public office? 2017-11-14T17:09:30.307

19 Does the US require a House vote to begin an impeachment inquiry? 2019-10-08T17:07:16.393

19 Was the whistle-blower's (12 Aug 2019) complaint deemed credible? 2019-11-04T14:42:59.757

19 Was there a specific order for a muted response to pro-trump rioters' assault on the capital building? 2021-01-07T11:33:29.287

18 How can a bill pass the US Senate by a vote of 3-0? 2013-10-23T12:42:00.627

18 How could a US Senator be prevented from reading classified information into the record? 2014-12-13T20:34:53.480

18 Why cancel the AHCA vote, rather than giving it a try? 2017-03-24T22:00:11.670

18 Has the Hastert rule always been a thing in US Congress? 2018-06-22T15:26:56.037

18 What are the limits on an impeached and not convicted president? 2019-09-28T17:43:24.560

18 What are the possible punishments for an impeached USA president? 2019-11-26T21:57:01.647

18 Are Democratic members of congress more educated? 2020-10-26T10:25:47.000

18 What is the Legal Process if Electoral Certificates are Damaged? 2021-01-31T09:43:46.813

17 When and why did the House rules change to permit an inquiry without a vote? 2019-10-11T16:30:30.127

17 Does setting precedent automatically make something ok for subsequent politicians to do the same thing? 2020-02-02T16:56:51.080

17 What happens if the Vice-President were to die before presiding over the official electoral college vote count? 2021-01-05T10:34:32.950

16 Are there any procedural advantages to indefinitely delaying or canceling a vote on a bill? 2017-03-26T01:16:47.630

16 How can I access veto messages? 2018-02-18T23:35:17.140

16 Do any members of Congress support a British-style socialized healthcare system? 2019-01-07T16:09:50.523

16 Why were US Congresional election results regularly overturned in the early 20th century? 2019-01-10T18:47:33.730

16 Does a presidential impeachment inquiry give the House additional powers to obtain documents more quickly? 2019-09-24T22:30:03.263

16 Did Congress pass a 5,593 page bill without chance to amend or even read? 2020-12-22T06:21:02.773

15 Presidential power over Congress 2017-03-27T16:40:09.783

15 Why is Beto O'Rourke still a US Representative despite not running for re-election to the House? 2018-12-16T04:44:25.340

15 Why do Senators and Representatives miss so many votes? 2020-10-08T16:18:07.607

15 How would a vote in US congress taken under duress be later invalidated? 2021-01-13T05:04:36.927

14 Why do all states have equal representation in the U.S. Senate, regardless of population? 2016-04-29T19:59:34.233

14 Why does the President propose a budget? 2018-02-12T05:22:58.937

14 Does Congress formally offer training to inexperienced legislators? 2018-03-25T01:00:12.477

14 Why continue counting/certifying electors after one candidate has secured a majority? 2021-01-08T03:15:52.323

14 Did the FBI inform the US Capitol Police on the level of possible threat on Jan 6? 2021-01-08T06:29:43.953

14 Comparing the summer of 2020's BLM protests to the events at the Capitol on 6th January, 2021 2021-01-08T13:19:49.523

13 How do independents choose a party to caucus with? 2012-12-05T12:30:46.097

13 Censure due to holding an Army commission and a seat in Congress 2016-12-22T12:37:18.433

13 What are some of the changes between the amended Republican American Health Care Act and the original one? 2017-05-02T13:11:57.730

13 Has any member of Congress served concurrently in State Office? 2018-11-15T05:58:26.537

13 Why is presidential approval needed for Congress to end a war it did not approve? 2018-12-29T12:45:33.520

13 What are the rules/laws for Congresspersons who want to listen to closed-door proceedings of committees they are not a part of? 2019-10-23T21:56:56.977

13 Is there any reason Congress hasn't enforced their subpoena power over witnesses? 2019-12-20T16:31:51.247

13 Why did the Senate use an existing bill that passed the House in July 2019 to create the CARES Act? 2020-04-08T19:19:28.743

12 How much richer is the average member of the US Congress than the average professional in their district? 2015-01-30T23:25:06.073

12 Could a lengthy enough political gridlock entirely depopulate the Supreme Court? 2016-12-20T10:18:12.923

12 When is a 60% majority required in US Congress? 2017-03-14T13:19:52.897

12 Have any Republican senators announced they'll oppose the motion to proceed on 2017-07-26? 2017-07-25T04:13:49.200

12 Congressional oaths of office 2019-02-12T16:43:29.553

12 Can US Congress members be (successfully) sued for defamation? 2019-10-13T10:57:16.800

12 Are there precedents for Congresspersons going in uninvited to closed-doors committee proceedings? 2019-10-23T17:54:32.950

12 Whose responsibility is the physical security of the US Capitol? 2021-01-07T00:04:18.427

11 Why aren't there more representatives in the United States Congress? 2012-12-15T16:45:20.293

11 Would the Congressional Apportionment Amendment have any effect on the House of Representatives if it were ratified today? 2014-11-24T11:34:15.397

11 Can a bill that has passed the US Senate or House expire? 2016-08-31T19:20:05.723

11 How are U.S. Congress bills assigned their number? 2017-12-20T20:52:28.347

11 What would be the effect of a change in the US Senate? 2018-11-05T16:52:28.883

11 Can the US President recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights for the USA or does that need an act of Congress? 2019-03-22T21:53:20.423

11 If Congress discards a state's electoral votes, does it change the number needed for a majority? 2019-06-15T18:09:09.567

11 Can the speaker invoke the 25th amendment without the Senate? 2020-10-09T04:37:41.500

11 Why another impeachment vote at the Senate? 2021-02-10T14:03:37.307

10 What are the limits of the authority of POTUS to issue Executive Orders 2014-03-28T19:45:38.790

10 Is there a record of session attendance for the houses of the US Congress? 2015-09-11T00:57:31.050