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Legislative Branch

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The Legislative Branch or legislature is a governmental deliberative body which debates and votes upon bills and holds the power to adopt laws.

In the federal government of the United States the legislative branch of the is called Congress and is considered a branch of government which is equal to, and independent of, the executive. Congress is bicameral which possesses two separate chambers, the House of Representatives (the "Lower House") and the Senate (the "Upper House").

In addition to enacting laws, legislatures usually have exclusive authority to raise taxes and adopt the budget and other money bills. The consent of the legislature is also often required to ratify treaties and declare war.

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