Trump has demonstrated an unexpected openness to expansive gun controls measures which was a big surprise. The proposal would involve expanding background checks and raising the age limit to purchase some guns. Few of Trump’s fellow Republicans are embracing the ideas however. This represents one of the first steps of the Legislative process because the president is pushing for new gun laws. Even though he cannot actually submit a bill, he can encourage members of Congress to do so.
Congress is writing spending bills and the Legislative branch is getting cuts. Doing this will make Congress incompetent and will strengthen special interest groups. This has caused Congress to become more reliant on privately funded lobbyists and outside policy experts. This is an example of step 4 of the Legislative process because the Congress is in the process of writing the bills. When the article was published they had not voted on or changed them as they were not submitted yet.
Congress is taking back power from Trump on national security. Republicans are proposing to “curb” his power despite their desires. The Senate passed a package that gives Congress the ability to review efforts to roll back sanctions against the Kremlin. They also approved defense bills which boosted the Pentagon’s spending by $30 billion. This represents the last steps of the process as some bills and packages have already been passed that limit the White House’s national security abilities. It was not clear in the article is Trump also signed on these bills or if 2/3 of Congress voted to make the bill into law without his signature.
Lawmakers in Congress have to deal with $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. Various people from the executive branch have warned against the budget while Congressioanl offices have mainly stayed quiet. The cuts wouldn’t affect salaries but Legislative branch agencies like the Library of Congress. This is an example of the aftermath of the Legislative process. The cuts have already been passed so now the effects of them will begin. Even if most people don't agree with the cuts, they still have to abide by them whether they like it or not.