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Career description:

Member of Congress (MOC) is a person who has been appointed or elected and inducted into an official body called a congress, typically to represent a particular constituency in a legislature. Member of Parliament (MP) is an equivalent term in other, unaffiliated jurisdictions.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Propose bills
  • Develop approaches to their jobs that serve a wide range of roles and responsibilities
  • Pass laws
  • Vote on certain issues
  • Takes part in meetings and congresses, debates over the creation or update of laws and regulations and votes for or against certain political measures or motions
  • Involved in legislative projects of trans-national extent (such as treaties or economic agreements and partnerships between countries)
  • Raises issues and makes legislative proposals, reports and stipulations in plenum (in front of the whole Senate assembly) and in specific commissions, according to his/her professional background
  • Obey procedures regarding speeches, voting and promulgation of legislative initiatives