School is so boring, the students get no freedom. It's like a prison in this building. I'm in here all day long. There must be a way to reduce the amount of school days
The bill is introduced
The bill goes to committee
We might to make changes to this bill.
This boy is not happy with school. He constantly complains about it and desperately wants a reduction of the amount of school days. He is going to write a bill that will try to reduce the amount of school days there are.
Congress debates and votes
This bill needs immediate changes. We are not in favor of it.
A bill can start in either house of Congress when it is introduced by it's primary sponsor, a Representative or a Senator. In the house of Representatives, the bill is placed in a box called "the hopper".
Senators and Representatives meet in a small group talk about the bill, research about it, and make some changes to the bill as well.
Members of the House or Senate can now debate the bill and propose any changes or amendments before voting.
When the bill goes to the President, they can veto the bill, choose no action on the bill, or pocket veto the bill.