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Can an elected official be impeached?
If a federal official commits a crime or otherwise acts improperly, the House of Representatives may impeach—formally charge—that official. If the official subsequently is convicted in a Senate impeachment trial, he is removed from office.
Who shall officiate when a president is tried for impeachment?
The Chief Justice
What fractions of both houses must vote to override a veto?
override of a veto The process by which each chamber of Congress votes on a bill vetoed by the President. To pass a bill over the president’s objections requires a two-thirds vote in each Chamber.
How long does Speaker of the House serve?
|Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|
|Term length||At the House’s pleasure; elected at the beginning of the new Congress by a majority of the representatives-elect, and upon a vacancy during a Congress.|
|Constituting instrument||United States Constitution|
|Formation||March 4, 1789|
How does a speaker of the House get elected?
The Speaker is elected at the beginning of a new Congress by a majority of the Representatives-elect from candidates separately chosen by the majority- and minority-party caucuses. These candidates are elected by their party members at the organizing caucuses held soon after the new Congress is elected.
Who was the first woman elected to the Senate?
Hattie Caraway of Arkansas became the first woman to win election to the Senate in 1932, and the first to chair a Senate committee.
Which state has never had a woman in Congress?
The states that have not elected a woman to the House of Representatives are Alaska, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Vermont—though Alaska, Mississippi, and North Dakota have elected women to the United States Senate.
When did the first woman get elected to Congress?
The era of women in Congress began on April 2, 1917, when Montana’s Jeannette Rankin was sworn in as a Member of the House of Representatives. In August 1920, three months before the 1920 elections, the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was added to the Constitution.