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When talking about government

Do you know what "congress" is?

I am talking to a friend that is under the impression that congress, the house of representatives and the senate are 3 different things.

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rhianna1708

Asked by rhianna1708 at 3:48 PM on Sep. 23, 2013 in Just for Fun

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  • tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:00 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • Congress is the name of the legislative branch of government, it is then broken down into the Senate and the House. I use to teach government to high schoolers
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 4:34 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • Yes, I know what congress is.


    Don't go too hard on your friend though. Even Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) thinks that the three branches of government are "the president, the senate and the house". LOL. And he WORKS in Congress.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 5:05 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • I graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science, I wanted to work as a legislative aide... I sure as hell hope I know what congress is.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 5:12 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • you have to wonder what some people were actually thinking about during middle school social studies classes!! LOL
    Nimue930

    Answer by Nimue930 at 5:36 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • Congress is the opposite of progress.

    No seriously--QuinnMae, that's a scary thought! He's one of the people we're entrusting with our future ... I'm not even going to get started.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 5:36 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • I'm thinking we may be better off w/ the baboons in charge! :p
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:09 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

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