What Role Does the President Play in Legislation?

The executive power of the United States is vested by the Constitution in a president. For instance, Article II, Section 3, states that the President shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient … Read more

Getting Involved in the Regulatory Process

While there is often a lot of debate and controversy leading up to the passage of a piece of legislation, that is only the beginning. The federal government must then implement the legislation once it becomes law. The process that handles the implementation of law is known as the regulatory process, which involves a variety … Read more

The President’s Role in the Passage of Legislation

In order for any piece of legislation to be passed, both chambers of Congress must first pass legislation that is completely identical. If there are any changes made to the proposed legislation in either chamber, those changes must be reconciled before a final version can be passed and presented to the President for approval. One … Read more

“Roles of the President’s White House economic advisors”

  The Council of Economic Advisers and Policymaking   Keith Hennessey has an excellent discussion from 2010 of the organization of the economic policy team inside the White House. I think I can instead add a little value by describing the different positions that make up the President’s economic team, and in particular by explaining … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 25 (25th Amendment – Presidential Disability and Succession)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 25 (Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Amendment XXV. (Presidential Disability and Succession) Passed by Congress July 6, 1965. Ratified February 10, 1967. Note: Article II, section 1, of the Constitution was affected by the 25th amendment. Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 22 (22nd Amendment – Presidential Term Limits)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 22 (Twenty-Second Amendment) Amendment XXII. (Presidential Term Limits) Passed by Congress March 21, 1947. Ratified February 27, 1951. Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 12 (Twelfth Amendment – Election of President and Vice-President)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 12 (12th Amendment) Amendment XII. (Election of President and Vice-President) Passed by Congress December 9, 1803. Ratified June 15, 1804. Note: A portion of Article II, section 1 of the Constitution was superseded by the 12th amendment. The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (4th Amendment) Amendment IV. (Search and Seizure) The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. II. Section. 4. Disqualification

The United States Constitution Article. II. (The Executive Branch) Section. 4. (Disqualification) The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.     Jan. 7, 1999: President Clinton’s impeachment trial     More … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. II. Section. 3. State of the Union, Convening Congress

The United States Constitution Article. II. (The Executive Branch) Section. 3. (State of the Union, Convening Congress) He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both … Read more