Insight on the US Mid-Terms
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The United States will go to the polls once again in just under a week’s time, with the entire House of Representatives, and just over a third of the US Senate’s seats up for grabs. The parliamentary system in the US grants wide powers to the legislative branch of government, and it has considerable control over investigations and budgetary allocations.

Matthew Bugeja writes on Maltatoday that in cases where the sitting President’s party also controls both houses of Congress, they are, theoretically, in a position to push through the President’s legislative agenda more quickly.

Whilst President Trump has been in such a position since his election in 2016, and except for passing his landmark tax reform law, he has had difficulty making progress on enacting major legislation, which has hampered some of his domestic agenda.

Read Matthew Bugeja’s views on MaltaToday. 

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