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New California Republic House of Congress

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The New California Republic House of Congress, also known as the New California Republic Senate, shortened to Congress and the Senate, is the federal legislature of the New California Republic. It is headquartered in the Hall of Congress in Shady Sands, Shady. Its members are popularly-elected on a state-by-state basis.[1] Unlike the federal legislature of the United States of America, it is unicameral and elects the executive branch of government, which serves with its advice and at its pleasure.[2][3] The members are sometimes referred to as Congressmen, but other names have been used, including "Councilor", "Counselor", "Councilman", "Representative", and "Senator". In particular, the Hub prefers to call its representatives "Governors". Disputes over the names spark insults and debates in Congress, although all the names are accepted outside it.[1] It appears that the territories of the Republic are not permitted to send representatives.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout Bible 6: "Government: The government of NCR is much like the Pre-War United States, with a House of Congress staffed by elected representatives (Congressmen elected by their states). These representatives decide upon the President and Vice-President to head the council and govern the republic - under advice from the representatives, of course (NCR, at the time, has no existing term limits - Tandi was currently serving her tenth year at the beginning of Fallout 2). The titles for these representatives have ranged from "Councilor," "Counselor," "Councilman," "Representative," "Senator," and in particular, the Hub (in its own obstinate way) prefers to call their representatives "Governors." (There is a lot of friction between the Hub and Shady for a variety of reasons, usually related to trade rights and caravan routes.) In any event, all titles are recognized and accepted outside of the council chambers, but within the chambers, the titles are occasionally used as insults and spark furious debates - nothing more than petty displays of each state trying to exert its independence."
  2. 2.0 2.1 NCR history holodisk: "Who's in charge here? NCR may be a bit different from what you're used to. There are no chieftains, town bosses, kings, or dictators here. Our leaders are elected by the people! That's right -- every state has the right to send representatives to the Hall of Congress. These representatives select the President and Vice-President to head the council and it is their advice which guides the President's decisions. For ten terms now, President Tandi has been the unanimous choice of the council, who respect her wisdom and foresight."
  3. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.458: Important Dates: 2253: "President Tibbett is removed from office by a vote of no confidence following her "timid" response to the massacre of 38 NCR citizens at the hands of Mojave raiders. Her replacement, President Wendell Peterson, orders three battalions of NCR infantry into the Mojave."