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Legislative Branch

The Legislative Branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which collectively form the United States Congress. The Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers.

The House of Representatives is composed of 435 elected members from the 50 states in proportion to their total population. There are also 6 non-voting members who represent the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and four other American territories.

The Senate is made up of 100 Senators, with two senators from each state. Until the ratification of the 17th Amendment in 1913. The Vice President serves as the President of the Senate and provides the decisive vote in the event of a tie.

Together, the House of Representatives and the Senate are the lawmakers of the nation. Any piece of legislation must pass through both houses of Congress before it is either vetoed or signed into law by the President.

It is vitally important that Americans pray for wisdom and understanding on behalf of the lawmakers of their nation.

Featured Member of the Legislative Branch for Prayer

Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for Georgia

Jody Brownlow Hice was born in April 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned an undergraduate degree from Asbury College in Kentucky, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary.

He first served as senior pastor of Bethlehem First Baptist Church in Bethlehem, Georgia. He was also vice president of the Georgia Baptist Convention and a professor of preaching at Luther Rice Seminary. Hice served as senior pastor at The Summit Church in Loganville, Georgia, until he stepped down to run for office.

He has also been a syndicated radio show host. He has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2015.

Hice is a Baptist. There was no available information on a spouse or children.

 

IN THE NEWS

House Resolution 586, also known as the “Sanctity of Human Life Act,” was introduced by Representative Jody Hice of Georgia. Hice, a former pastor, said in a statement that the resolution recognizes the inalienable right to life outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

“Today, with the right to life under attack, now more than ever before, we must stand up as advocates for the unborn. Our culture must affirm the value of the weak and vulnerable in our society, beginning with our children,” Hite said.

The legislation defines life as beginning at conception, and also declares that Congress and each state has the right “to protect the lives of all human beings residing in its respective jurisdictions.”

Co-sponsors of the bill include Representatives Robert Pittenger (North Carolina), Barry Loudermilk (Georgia), Phil Roe, M.D. (Tennessee), Trent Franks (Arizona), Jeff Duncan (South Carolina), Bill Johnson (Ohio) and Blake Farenthold (Texas). There has been no action on the bill since it was introduced.

 






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Legislative Branch Prayer Needs

A tussle at Rep. Dana Rohrbacher’s California office led to his district director being hospitalized. Protests against GOP lawmakers are becoming common at townhall meetings.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) said President Trump should toss any travel-ban executive order “in the trash,”  as “it really doesn’t make us any safer.”

Pray about the violence and extreme level of protests being waged against many lawmakers.