The Reality of a Split Congress

The reality of US Senate legislation of bills is there are 49
Democrats and Republicans each with 2 Independents. If you consider
Joe Lieberman as an Independent with Republican leanings and Bernie Sanders
as an independent who leans towards the Democrats, that would split the
US Senate with 50 Democrats and Republicans. With the Vice President
breaking the tie, the Republicans will win all the time.

It would be very difficult for the Democrats to pass any bills because it would need 60 votes just to get through the senate. They need 10 more votes from the
Republicans.

If the bill gets the approval of the Senate and the President vetoes it, then the Senate has an even bigger difficulty to hurdle.

The Democrats now need 66.67 or 67 votes to override the veto which means they need 17 more votes from the Republicans.

Which brings us to Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution. See below.

Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution provides in part that-

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and
the Senate, shall, before it becomes a Law, be presented to the President
of the United States.

And that is the reality of how to enact laws with a 50/50 split between
Repubs and Dems.

Hope this clears up the confusion on why the Democrats find it
extremely hard to pass any bill after the President vetoes it.

The American people must come to a realization that the Republicans are the one obstructing the passage of a bill. When the American people has come to this realization, the resulting pressure from their constituents will hopefully force a change of minds to these so-called conservatives so as to override an expected veto of the President.

However, because of “party loyalty” (which is above loyalty to the
constitution and loyalty to the people with respect to the Republicans), I doubt
that they would vote for overriding the veto.

The Reality of a Split Congress

lemonv

Raritan, United States

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