The U.S. Legislative branch, which drafts and passes bills that may be signed by the President, is divided into 2 governing bodies: The House of Representatives and The Senate. The House of Representatives is by far the larger of the two, with a total of 435 members, divided based on the proportional population of each of America’s 50 States who are elected every 2 years. These frequent elections have led some observers to nickname Congress’ lower branch as “The People’s House”. As with the Senate, it plays a key role in drafting, debating and passing legislation that affects millions of citizens across the United States. To explain this key American institution, The Shanghai American Center will host a public lecture to explain its function, its history, and some major debates which have shaped our Nation.
The event will be conducted in English with limited interpretation. Please bring your photo ID to enter the Shanghai American Center.