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The United States Congress is part of the legislative branch and is made up of two houses -- the House of Representatives and the Senate. The primary duty of Congress is to write, debate, and pass bills, which are then passed on to the president for approval. The 113th United States Congress is scheduled to meet in Washington, DC from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.

Legislature - Wikipedia

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A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city. Legislatures form important parts of most governments; in the separation of...

What is the purpose of the legislative branch? | Reference.com

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The legislative branch of any government exists to create, amend and repeal laws that provide structure and order to a society. In the United States, it is called  ...

What is the function of the legislative branch? | Reference.com

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The main function of the legislative branch is to make laws. The Congress, which is what the legislative branch in called in the U.S. Government, also declares ...

The Legislative Branch | whitehouse.gov

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The United States Congress is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Learn more about the powers of the Legislative Branch of the federal ...

Three Branches of Government - Fact Monster

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Explanation of the three branches of government, the roles of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, and how they function as checks on each other.

Legislative Branch of Government: Definition, Power & Function ...

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Jun 11, 2015 ... Define the legislative branch of government, understand the various powers that the branch possesses, and learn about its important function in ...

Congress for Kids: [Constitution]: The Three Branches of Government

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Our government has three branches. Imagine a triangle. At the top is the Executive Branch. The two bottom corners are the Judicial Branch and the Legislative ...

General Government - Legislative Branch - OpenDoor - Kentucky

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The purpose of the Legislature is to make the state's laws, to determine the duties and services of government, to provide for their execution, and to levy taxes ...

What is the purpose of the Legislative Branch - Answers.com

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The legislative branch enacts legislations. It takes proposed bills and votes on them. If the bill is passed in Congress, it then goes to the president (the executive  ...