Over these two days, students will participate in floor sessions, introduce legislation, mark up legislation in committee, and attend party caucuses. Governance[ edit ] Yale Model Congress is led by a President, a Yale undergraduate who is elected every spring.
Each student is assigned a Senator in one of five legislative committees Armed Services, Foreign Relations, HELP, EPW or Judiciary and is responsible for researching a variety of bills, crafting appropriate amendments and portraying the assigned senator as accurately as possible.
It is currently in its th Congress, and forty seventh President. Except for a few local schools, delegations spend the weekend staying at the Omni or the nearby New Haven Hotel.
Committee chairs are selected every fall from a pool of interested Yale students.
A bill is exactly that: a solution, or part of a solution, you would like to see implemented by our national government. The two most important sections in a bill are funding and enactment.
See examples of current bills, track legislation, etc. Section 4: This bill will take effect 90 days after passage.
It is currently on the 16th Congress and 12th President.