Where do the three branches of our United States Government draw their lawmaking authority from; the authority to propose, to vote on, to pass, to veto or to deliver decisions upon? It is from the people’s document, The United States Constitution.
A more targeting question would be this:
“Where did the Senate draw its authority to pass the ‘No Child Left Behind’ act?” This is a specific law which affects all Americans. A law which burdens the individual States of the Union with unrealistic and unachievable mandates, goals and quotas for the education of our children.