How a Bill Becomes a Law
By howard74, Updated
All bills start as an idea. Once they are introduced by a member of Congress they will be assigned to a committee for review.
Sub-Committees consider the bill and vote to advance it
Full Committees consider bill and vote to pass it
Rules Committee consider a special rule for the bill
House and Senate Separately debate bill and amend if necessary before voting whether to pass it or not.
The House and Senate confer and reach compromise on the difference between the two versions
Senate debates the compromised bill, and votes to approve it.
House of Representatives debates on the compromised bill and votes to approve it
If Veto'd then Congress can still override his say with a two-thirds vote.
The Bill is sent to the President. Giving him the final say on if it becomes a law.
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