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Comparing Legislatures

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Which of the following accurately compares the British House of Lords and the Russian Federation Council?

A

While the House of Lords functions as an upper house, the Federation Council is a lower house.

B

The House of Lords has little policymaking power, but the Federation Council has expansive powers.

C

Both the House of Lords and Federation Council possess power to approve appointments to bureaucratic offices.

D

The members of the House of Lords are unelected while members of the Federation Council are directly elected by voters.

E

Both the House of Lords and the Federation Council have the power to delay legislation of the lower house, but little else.