The legislative branch has various roles in the United States, including drafting and passing bills that become law with presidential approval, rejecting or approving presidential appointments and foreign treaties, repre... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

The legislative branch is the branch of government that is responsible for making laws. The branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which form Congress. More »

The United States Legislative Branch is comprised of the two entities of Congress: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The leaders of each entity are the House Speaker and the vice president, respectively. More »

The main way the executive branch checks the legislative branch is through veto power. Another way includes the ability to call special sessions of Congress. The executive branch can also recommend legislation, which is ... More »

The U.S. Senate passes and votes on legislation, approves international agreements from the executive branch, confirms presidential appointees and conducts hearings against government officials suspected of wrongdoing. A... More »

The U.S. Senate possesses the power to both impeach a government official and approve any treaties made by the executive branch, provided the motion wins a vote with a two-thirds majority. The Senate is also responsible ... More »

The role of the judicial branch in the U.S. government is to explain laws of the country, determine if laws are constitutional and regulate the federal court system, according to Members of the judicial b... More »