legislative branch


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to legislative branch: executive branch, Branches of government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legislative branch - the branch of the United States government that has the power of legislating
Congress, U.S. Congress, United States Congress, US Congress - the legislature of the United States government
U.S., U.S. government, United States government, US Government, United States - the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
Government Printing Office, GPO, United States Government Printing Office, US Government Printing Office - an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government
branch, subdivision, arm - a division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"; "botany is a branch of biology"; "the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Experience has instructed us that no skill in the science of government has yet been able to discriminate and define, with sufficient certainty, its three great provinces the legislative, executive, and judiciary; or even the privileges and powers of the different legislative branches. Questions daily occur in the course of practice, which prove the obscurity which reins in these subjects, and which puzzle the greatest adepts in political science.
The budget impasse in Congress that delayed by three months the transmittal to Malacanang of the 2019 General Appropriations Bill underscores the need for President Duterte to have steadfast allies in the legislative branch.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he will not sign 'anything that would be illegal' as the legislative branch has yet to transmit the 2019 national budget to Malacanang.
The statement read: 'The Embassy of the United States is deeply concerned by the impact of the executive branch's decision to suspend and replace the Chief Justice and head of the judicial branch without the support of the legislative branch on the eve of national and state elections.
The legislative branch establishes clear budget toplines that are informed by the president's budget requests, which ideally should reflect the operational priorities outlined in the executive strategies.
legislative branch is the highest in nine years, with 40% expressing "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of trust in it.
He also affirmed the keenness of the government and legislative branch to promote the financial stability of pension funds and bolster their standing to meet their commitment towards coming generations.
In cities where mayors are elected, it said elected local councils were still needed as the legislative branch to provide the check and balance of the executive.
The purpose of this article is to identify why and how knowledge of the legislative branch can be beneficial to public servants, and to identify opportunities in which current and aspiring public servants can increase their understanding of it.
Twenty-four percent of Americans said they have no confidence in the executive branch, while 20 percent have no confidence in the legislative branch and 9 percent have no confidence in the judiciary.
According to separation of powers provisions, legislative immunity prohibits the executive and judicial branches from interfering with the operation of the legislative branch beyond the powers given in each state's constitution.

Full browser ?