How a Bill Becomes a Law
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A bill starts off with an idea from the people.
You should have to shovel your sidewalk and driveway everyday.
"You should have to shovel and driveway everyday." Hmm, not a bad idea, lets write it into a bill.
A senator or congressperson officaly writes the idea that came from citizen(s) into a bill.
Why do you think people should have to shovel their sidewalk and driveway everyday.
Well, for one it will make delivering mail faster and easier for the mailperson. Also,neighborhoods will look better and more clean.
But, some people dont have time to shovel their sidewalk and driveway this could make people not want to buy a house and the house market will go down and more abandoned houses will pop up.
Representatives or Senators or both meet in a small group to research, talk, and make changes if necessary to the bill. They vote to accept or reject the bill.
When 218 out of 435 people in Congress vote for the bill it moves to Senate.
Once the bill passes Congress it moves to the Senate and the Senate debates and votes on the bill.
After the bill goes through Senate it then has to be signed by the president, if the president doesn't like the bill they can veto it.