The “Legislative Branch Worksheet” was created to help ensure that the work of the entire Congress and the Senate is conducted according to the principles of honesty, decency, propriety, integrity, and legality. It is intended to be a concise reference of the laws, statutes, executive orders, and judicial decisions of the Executive Branch.
If a person says “so help me God,” he or she takes an oath of office and that the oath of office must be honored. Additionally, there are several places within the legislative branch worksheet that requires the oath of office to be read prior to the Congress or the Senate voting on it. One place is when a representative or senator says that it would be a “compromise” to pass legislation. The “compromise” is defined as passing legislation in order to accomplish the goals of a certain part of the government.
Additionally, it must be declared at least one time that the document is valid by the House of Representatives or the Senate. Once a resolution is filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Senate, the document becomes official and may only be changed by the Speaker of the House or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. It cannot be moved or changed by a majority vote.
Secondly, the oath that is taken during the process of creating the legislation must be shown to all the members. If a resolution is created with the names of a person and the name of a specific office, the oath must be shown to each member. If the resolution is created with the names of a senator and the name of the same office, then the oath must be shown to each senator. This is to ensure that the “legislature” is truly performing the functions required by the constitution and the proper standards for their position.
Furthermore, before voting, each senator or representative must swear an oath of office and must tell what it is that he or she will do in the Senate or House. He or she must swear an oath of office and must tell what it is that he or she will do in the Senate or House. Further, members are to be sworn in individually at the beginning of the session and thereafter, there are steps that must be followed to maintain the secrecy of the process of voting and confirmation.
For example, it must be shown that a Senator has been sworn in before he or she can start to vote. There is also a time limit for the swearing in process. A resolution may not be approved without the swearing in of senators.
Once a resolution has been filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Senate, it becomes official and the document becomes final and may only be changed by the Speaker of the House or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. It cannot be moved or changed by a majority vote. Moreover, it is always within the power of the United States Congress or the Senate to remove members who were not sworn in, voted against the official will of the Congress, or withheld information from their colleagues.
The Legislative Branch Worksheet provides a handy reference guide to assist members of the legislative branch of the government. Members should review this document annually and take the necessary actions to honor their oaths of office and other duties imposed upon them.