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The federal budget is the result of a complex process involving both houses of Congress and the President. Because the Constitution does not give in-depth details about the procedures by which Congress prepares the budge... More »

As of 2013, Social Security was the biggest entitlement program in the United States, accounting for $809 billion of the federal budget. Social Security and Medicare, the second largest entitlement program, together acco... More »

The federal budget is proposed by the President of the United States, but all bills associated with the budget must originate in the House of Representatives and be approved by the U. S. Senate. In essence, each budget i... More »

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The State of the Union is a speech given by the President of the United States either in-person or by proxy in front of Congress. Between 1790 and 1946, the State of the Union was formally referred to as the Annual Messa... More »

Apart from the power to propose and pass laws, Congress has several non-legislative powers including the following: powers to impeach, tax, amend the Constitution, declare war, elect the President in case there is no maj... More »

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