6 The Congress
6.1 Legislative powers
The legislative powers of the Confederation shall be vested in the People.
The People have granted Congress, consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives, limited concurrent powers as enumerated herein.
6.2 The powers of Congress
6.2.1 Each house of Congress has the power:
184.108.40.206 to elect its own officers.
220.127.116.11.1 to regulate its own proceedings unless
established by law or herein.
18.104.22.168 to make proposals to the other house of any kind.
22.214.171.124.1 to impeach.
6.2.2 Congress by a majority of each house, has the power:
126.96.36.199 to lay direct taxes on the citizens of states not complying with ordinary or emergency requisitions.
188.8.131.52 to appropriate funds.
184.108.40.206 to enact statutes of any kind except as otherwise provided for herein.
220.127.116.11 to constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court and regulate the Supreme Court and the inferior courts
18.104.22.168 to declare war
22.214.171.124 to admit new states into the Confederation
6.2.3 Congress, by a two thirds majority of each house, has the power:
126.96.36.199 to requisition emergency funds from the states apportioned according to population.
188.8.131.52 to borrow money on the credit of the Confederation.
184.108.40.206 to approve budget deficits.
220.127.116.11 to override suspension caused by a proposed Referendum.
18.104.22.168 to propose amendments to part two of this constitution.
6.2.4 Congress on reconsideration and by a supermajority of each house has the power:
22.214.171.124 to override the President's express veto
126.96.36.199 to override the President’s implied veto, if the President has not approved a bill, order, resolution or vote within 30 days of its presentment for his approval
188.8.131.52 A supermajority of each house shall consist of a two thirds majority for issues ordinarily requiring a majority, and a five sixths majority for issues ordinarily requiring a two thirds majority of each house.
A quorum for doing business shall for each house consist of a majority of its members.
The proceedings of each house of Congress shall be open to the public and their journals published, excepting such parts that each house finds by a majority vote in each instance, to require secrecy.
6.3 The Senate
The Senate shall consist of 2 senators from each state.
If there are more than 25 states but less than 50 states, the Senate shall consist of 2 senators from each of the more populous states and 1 senator from each of the less populous states, for a total number of 50 senators.
If there are more than 50 states, the Senate shall consist of 1 senator from each of the 50 most populous states.
Senators shall be elected by the citizens for a term not exceeding 6 years in a manner regulated by Congress until each state passes appropriate legislation.
6.4 The House of Representatives
Each state's number of representatives shall be that state's fraction of the total population of the Confederation multiplied by 250 and rounded so that the total number of representatives equal 250.
Representatives shall be elected by the citizens for a term not exceeding 4 years in a manner regulated by Congress until each state passes appropriate legislation.