1st North American Congress

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1st North American Congress
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Seal of the North American Congress (2011)

Duration: 28 November 2010 – 28 April 2011

Senate President: Aaron Meek (Communist)
House Speaker: Joseph Marx (Libertarian)
Members: 5 Senators
6 Representatives
Senate Majority: Conservative
Senate Opposition: Communist
Libertarian

Sessions
1st: 28 November 2010 – 20 January 2011
2nd: 22 January 2011 – 1 February 2011
3rd: 30 March 2011 – 28 April 2011

The First North American Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the North American Confederation national government, from 28 November 2010 to 28 April 2011. It was composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives based on the results of the parties formed during unification. It first met in Skype chatrooms on 28 November 2010 and ended on 28 April 2011, marking the beginning of the Interregnum.

Major events

  • 28 November 2010: First meeting of Congress formalizes the structure of the Executive branch. Prime Minister and the leaders of the Congress are appointed.
  • Passage of a full constitution
  • 30 January 2011: Georgeton Scandal ends in blacklisting of Georgeton
  • Late March 2011 - 17 April 2011: The Micras Crisis and the abdication of Emperor William I.
  • 28 April 2011: Dissolution of 1st Congress leads to the Interregnum.

Major legislation

Session 1

Held 28 November 2010, through 20 January 2011, over NAC Congress Skype chatroom

  • 28 November 2010: Terms of Basic Unity, Resolution for the rearrangement of national borders, Appointment of Congressional leaders and Executive offices.
  • 9 January 2011: Statement on the behavior of Bethania and the NAC's official condemnation of Nazism.
  • 17 January 2011: Vote in favor of Georgeton's Confederation statehood.
  • 20 Jaunary 2011: Creation of official constitution.

Session 2

Held 22 January 2011, through 1 February 2011, over NAC Congress Skype chatroom

  • 30 January 2011: Condemnation and blacklisting of Georgeton in light of actions taken during Slinky War.

Session 3

Held 30 March 2011, through 28 April 2011, over NAC Congress Skype chatroom

  • 30 March 2011: Vote for the abdication of the Emperor and the Micras division.
  • 17 April 2011: Acceptance of Emperor William I
  • 28 April 2011: Resolution calling for the cessation of Congressional activities.

Party summary

There were three political parties in this Congress, all formally organized during the very first session. Following the collapse of the 1st Congress, all three parties ceased to function and were declared defunct.

Senate

Composition of the NAC Senate February 2011.
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Communist Conservative Libertarian
Begin (28 November 2010) 1 3 1 5 0
Final voting share 20% 60% 20%
Beginning of the next Congress 0 0 0 0 0

House of Representatives

Composition of the NAC House of Representatives in 2010.
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Communist Conservative Libertarian
Begin (28 November 2010) 3 1 2 6 0
Final voting share 50% 16% 33%
Beginning of the next Congress 0 0 0 0 0

Leadership

Senate

House of Representatives