What is the primary responsibility of the legislative branch?
Responsibility of the Legislative Branch
In order to ensure separation of powers, the United States Federal Government is made up of three branches, the Legislature, The Executive and The Judiciary. The Legislative Branch is also known as the Congress and it is made up of two parts; the Representative and the Senate. The primary responsibility is making and passing laws. Laws are first written as a bill then they are discussed by the Senate and the House of Representative and items can be added, removed or modified in the bill by either the Senate or the House of Representative. After passing and approving the bill by the Congress it is passed to the Executive for approval. Other responsibilities include declaring war, regulating interstate and foreign commerce, and controlling taxes.