- By Peter Ejirika
Nigeria copied the American System of Government yet none of their Senators understand the essential functions of a Congressman
Congressmen make the nation’s laws.
The U.S. Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government primarily responsible for making the laws of the nation. Congress is divided into the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House has 435 members, with representation based on the population of each state, and the Senate has two members from each of the 50 states. Members of the House must be at least 25 years old, a resident of their state and a U.S. citizen for at least seven years. Senators must be at least 30, a citizen for at least nine years, and a resident of their state.
Introduction of Bills to Congress
One main duty of a congressman is to introduce bills to Congress for review. When a congressman introduces a bill, it is sent to the appropriate subcommittee for review. If it is accepted, the bill goes to a full committee and to the Congress as a whole for debate. Once both the House of Representatives and the Senate pass a bill, it goes to the president.
Meet with Constituents
Congressmen meet with constituents to discuss new legislation and hear voter concerns. They also receive phone calls, letters and email from constituents. They maintain offices in their districts, and they return to their districts regularly.
Congressmen also set the national budget, pass treaties with foreign nations, and can declare war. In addition, as part of the doctrine of separation of powers, Congress acts as a check on both the executive and judicial branches. For example, congressmen can overturn a presidential veto by a two-thirds majority vote. The House can impeach a president and send the case to the Senate for trial. And Congress confirms judicial appointments.
A state senator speaks with his constituents about problems, concerns or suggestions they have for his district. He takes phone calls and listens to citizens who want to share their opinions. He reads mail from the people in his district to find out their attitudes towards issues. State senators use the information from constituents to base their votes and decisions to represent the will of the people in legislative sessions.
In addition to gathering information from members of the community, a state senator shares information with the public. Senators hold press conferences to discuss new legislation and the impact it will have on a district or on the state. They give speeches and presentations to schools, clubs and other organizations who want to learn about the legislative process or current legislative topics. A state senator might also contact a state agency to help a constituent who is having difficulty working with the agency.
Questions for Nigerian Trained Lawyers;
- Did Ekweremadu introduce a bill on the Referendum of Biafra?
- Did Ekweremadu introduce a bill on the restoration of The THIRD BIAFRAN REPUBLIC?
- Did Ekweremadu introduce a bill on Abandoned Property?
- Did Ekweremadu introduce a bill on the Fulani Persistence Rape of Ibo Women Farmers?
- Did Ekweremadu introduce a bill on Rising Cost (Tuition and Fees) of Private Higher Education Institutions?
- Did Ekweremadu introduce a bill on the Trajectory of the Incidence of Kidnapping in Enugu, Onitsha, and Aba?
- Did Ekweremadu introduce a bill for the Government to conduct a research on the Rising Rate of Suicide among Retired Nurses/Persons of Eastern Nigeria?
The answer to each one these questions is in the negative, as such Ike EKWEREMADU REPRESENTED HIMSELF AND HIS INTEREST AS SUCH HE NEEDED TO BE SUBJECTED TO RIGOROUS QUESTION TIME IN NO BETTER PLACE THAN IN NUREMBERG AND TREATED AS A NAZI VETERAN BECAUSE TO ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES HE IS A NAZI FOR PLAYING THAT ROLE AGAINST THE COLLECTIVE IBO INTEREST AND WILL. LONG LIVE BIAFRA AND MAY GOD KEEP THE SOUL OF OJUKWU AND DR. OKPARA. MAY HELL FIRE EAT UP THE SOUL OF ZIK AND HIS DESCENDANTS.
Representative of Biafran Veterans in the Americas
Dr. Peter Ejirika, CPA
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