single chamber exhaust - The senate and house resolve all their disagreements concerning a bill or joint resolution, all the original papers are transmitted to the enrolling clerk of the originating chamber, who has the measure printed on parchment, certified by the chief officer of the originating chamber, and signed by the speaker of the house and by either the vice president (who is the president of the senate) or the authorized presiding officer of the senate. A byproduct of the progressive movement, it was designed to end corruption in state legislatures (involving the purchase of senate seats), blunt the power of party machine bosses and corporations, prevent deadlocks in the election of senators, and make senators directly answerable to the people for their actions and decisions. The end, the framers reached an agreement: house seats would be apportioned among the states based on population and representatives would be directly elected by the people; the senate would be composed of two senators per stateregardless of size or populationindirectly elected by the state legislature. The senate does not accept the house’s position (or the house does not agree to the senate’s position), one of the chambers may propose creation of a conference committee to negotiate and resolve the matters in disagreement between the two chambers.
In which Craig Benzine teaches you about the United States Congress, and why it's bicameral, and what bicameral means.