Congress Seal

The Legislative Branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the Congress of Ipainia. The Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject many Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers.

The House of Representatives is made up of 64 elected members, divided among the 13 states in proportion to their total municipalities. The presiding officer of the chamber is the Speaker of the House, elected by the Representatives.

Members of the House are elected every year and must be Ipainian citizens and a resident of the state (but not necessarily the municipality) they represent.

The House has several powers assigned exclusively to it, including the power to initiate revenue bills and impeach federal officials.

The Senate is composed of 13 Senators, 1 for each state. Senators are elected every year by the people of each state. Senators must be Ipainian citizens and residents of the state they represent.

The Vice President of the United States serves as President of the Senate and may cast the decisive vote in the event of a tie in the Senate.

The Senate has the sole power to confirm those of the President’s appointments that require consent, and to ratify treaties. There are, however, two exceptions to this rule: the House must also approve appointments to the Vice Presidency and any treaty that involves foreign trade. The Senate also tries impeachment cases for federal officials referred to it by the House.

In order to pass legislation and send it to the President and the King for their signature, both the House and the Senate must pass the same bill by majority vote. If the President or the King vetoes a bill, they may override his veto by passing the bill again in each chamber with at least two-thirds of each body voting in favor.

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 CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO GO TO THE SENATE OF IPAINIA WEBSITE

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CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO GO TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WEBSITE

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