How Congress Works: A Look at the Legislative Branch
How Government Works Series
Together, one hundred senators, the vice president, and 435 representatives make up the Federal government’s Legislative Branch. Members of Congress do more than make laws. They also investigate government activities, declare war, impeach public officials (such as the president or a judge), create taxes, make treaties, and change the Constitution. Take a look at How Congress Works to see how members of the Senate and the House of Representatives strive to work together to do what is best for our nation while representing the people of Americaincluding you!
Reading Level: Grade 4
For ages 9-14