House of Lords role
The Ways and Means Committee is the oldest and most powerful committee of the U.S. Congress and derives its jurisdiction directly from Article I of the Constitution which mandates that all bills involving revenue come from the House of Representatives.
The House Budget Committee is the principal legislative panel performing oversight activities of the federal budget process. The committee’s primary responsibility is to write a Congressional Budget Resolution which directs Congress on how the federal government invests American taxpayer dollars and creates economic opportunities for Americans.
Who makes up the House of Commons
Currently, each constituency elects only one member of parliament. There is still a technical difference between county constituencies and city constituencies.
The UK parliament uses various committees to review laws and other tasks. The committees study laws in detail, and may make amendments. Laws of major constitutional importance, as well as some important financial measures, are usually sent to the Grand Committee, a body that includes all members of the House of Commons. Such a session is presided over by the Speaker or a Deputy Speaker of protocol.
The House of Commons also has several departmental committees. The membership of these bodies, similar to the case of the standing committees, reflects the power of the parties in the House of Commons. Each committee elects its own chairman. The primary function of a departmental committee is to analyze and investigate the activities of a particular government department; to conduct these investigations, the committee is empowered to hold hearings to gather evidence. Laws may be studied by departmental committees, but such a procedure is rarely used.
Who else sits in the House of Lords and, like them, is not elected by the people?
The projects prepared by the European Commission require the approval of both the 28 EU states, through the European Council of Ministers, and the European Parliament. The Parliament is distinguished by the fact that it acts more from the citizen’s point of view than a Council of Ministers dominated by the governments of the big countries. It also approves the European budget, new accessions and international treaties.
In addition to its role in appointing the President of the European Commission and in approving all the Commissioners, the European Parliament exercises control over the Community Executive and can submit a motion of censure to force its resignation, as it did in 1999 with Jacques Santer’s European Commission.
The European Parliament also sets up committees of inquiry, as was the case with the CIA’s secret flights and prisons in Europe, the European Commission’s attempt to silence mad cow disease or the Anglo-American mass spying system Echelon.
Camera of lords
Canon’s first attempt at a full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R was a strong contender, but left plenty of room for Sony and Nikon. It also didn’t do much to give Canon digital SLR users a reason to switch to mirrorless.
Available in late July 2020 for $3,899, the EOS R5 is the new flagship model in the EOS R line and Canon’s second most expensive camera, behind the $6,500 EOS 1D X Mark III, a digital SLR. While its powerful video mode was detailed earlier: 8K RAW, 4K at 120 frames per second, we now know that its still photo features will be equally impressive.
It uses Canon’s original 45-megapixel sensor and Digic X image processor. The ISO range spans 100 to 51,200. Continuous shooting speed is astounding: 12 frames per second with the mechanical shutter, 20 fps with the electronic shutter. To support that speed, it offers two card slots, one for standard SD cards and the other for the CFexpress format, which offers fast transfer speeds.