Article 1: Congressional Powers
Section 1: Congress shall have the power to propose and vote on legislation, which if a majority vote of yes is reached, shall be sent to the desk of the president to be either enacted or vetoed.
Clause 1- Should a member of congress wish to pass legislation, they must first post it in the Congress Discussion section of the forums.
Clause 2- The Speaker of the House may set publically accessible rules for congressional discussion and bill formatting and strike down any bills in violation of these rules. No bill may be struck down for political gain.
Sub-Clause 1- Political gain is defined as anything personally or politically benefiting someone for that reason only.
Clause 3- Once up for voting, all members of congress must vote on a bill.
Clause 4- In order for a bill to pass the House of Representatives, it shall require a majority vote, that being 50% + 1 of all seated members, except for instances where law states otherwise
Sub-Clause 1- Should the vote result in a tie, the Speaker of the House shall have the ability to vote on it.
Section 2: Congress shall have the power to bring Articles of Impeachment upon appointed government officials. Should the articles receive a vote of 2/3rds or more, all voting yes, an impeachment trial shall be hosted.
Clause 1- Officials may be impeached if they have committed a crime or neglected their duties.
Clause 2- Once impeached, the official shall have an impeachment trial, in which the Chief Justice shall preside over. A panel of 6 unbiased people must be selected by both the Chief Justice and the Speaker of the House. Should the Chief Justice not be present for the trial, or should they themselves be on trial, the Speaker of the House shall preside.
Sub-Clause 1- The procedures for an impeachment trial are to be determined by the Speaker of the House and Chief Justice, but it must result in a 2/3rds majority vote of yes to convict the individual on trial.
Clause 3- Any official convicted during an impeachment trial is to be removed from their position, and if they committed a crime, sent to prison.
Section 3: Congress shall have the power to approve federal, state, and local budgets, as well as federal, state, and local taxes.
Section 4: Congress shall have the sole power to declare war against other countries.
Article 2: Separation of Powers
Section 1: The Legislative Branch is to be fully detached from the Executive and Judicial branch. While the President may appoint the Speaker of the House, they may not fire them or alter their decisions. The President shall also not have the authority to appoint or fire permanent congress(wo)men.
Section 2: No individual may seek to unduly influence a congressman or woman’s decisions through bribery, deceit, blackmail, or any other forceful means whether implicative or explicit.