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Welcome, Representative _________! E-Congress is now in session.

E-Congress is a simulation of the law-making process in the United States Congress. Over the course of this simulation, you will take on the role of a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, one of the two houses of Congress. You and your classmates have five phases to complete in E-Congress.

You are now beginning Phase I. During this phase you will learn more about the structure of Congress, the job of a Member of Congress, and the process of making laws. In later phases, you will conduct research on an issue that interests you, write a bill to submit to E-Congress, and review and vote on bills from other E-Congress students around the country.

"All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives" - U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 1 .

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