Every economic downturn in the US occurred while the Democrats controlled the House of Representatives. The House is the most powerful branch of govt. The House originates the spending bills and approves all tax and regulatory issues. One of the cleverest ruses the Rats and Pubes ever pulled off is this penchant for blaming the President of either Party for the criminal excesses of the House.
>> The House is the most powerful branch of govt.
I’m not convinced of that — it depends on how you care to define “power”. But it’s not unreasonable to argue that it is the most powerful.
However, I would definitely agree that the House is the fastest way to apply voter feedback to federal government; therefore the House is the fastest and most potent *agent of change* in Federal government.