How A Bill Becomes A Law
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So calss today we are going to talk about how a bill became a law!
3. Good question. U.S. citizens try to get someone to bring it up in congress but only congress can itroduce the bill.
1. The first step is bacically Introducing the bill to the House Of Representatives.
How a bill becomes a law.
2. How do they know what to introduce?
4. Oh! I know what step 2 is!
5. I also know what step 2 is!
Step 2 nd 3
5. Good! Now go to your next class to talk more about how a bill becomes a law!
1. Ok tell the calss what step 2 is.
1. So today we are going to talk about how a bill becomes a law! So can someone raise thier hand and tell me what step 3 is?
2. Step 2 is when the bill is getting assined to Committiee.
3. Yes, but you forgot one thing the Speaker needs to determines which bills are discussed and for how long.
3. Also the Senate and the House will have groups of politicians who will meet to discuss a ways to improve a bill before it is voted on.
2. If the bill is passed by thecommittee it's sent to the whole House of Congress for a presentation and votes.
4.And the Committee can edit it or kill the bill in Committee
Step 4 and 5
2. I will do it! So once the bill is pased in the house of represenative the bill will be sent to the U.S. senate!
1. Step 5 is when the bill goes to the Senate! can anyone explain more about step 5?
Step 4 is when the bill is getting voted on and debated on in the house. Usually the votes are done electronically.
3. To add on to that the committee can hold a hearing to make changes to the bill and also the committee can 'report' the bill to the senate floor.
4. Also if the people are tired of the filibuster they can call ''cloture'' which is when 60 of the senate agrees to end the debate.
1. Step 6 is when the bill is depated and voted on in the senate. Also if a senater doesn't want the bill to past they can just use a filibuster.
3. Nice question! A filibuster is a stalling tactic the senate can use to delay the voting.
2. What is a filibuster?
1. Step 7 is when both houses must pass the bill! A simple majority in both houses is needed to pass the bill and they need 51% to pass the bill.
2. Now go outside and the teacher there will talk about the last step!
3. And the president can veto or reject it but he will need a reason to reject it. Also if Congress is not in session the bill dies afte 10 days.
2. And also the president can sign the bill if he wants to but if he doesn't want ro he does't have to.
1.. Step 8 is when the bill is sent to the president and it becomes a law.
4. Lastly if the president vetos the bill, both Houses can reconcider the bill and if the presiden sign the bill its going to be a federal law so now each state must follow it!
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