US HISTORY LAWMAKING
Updated: 2/11/2021
US HISTORY LAWMAKING

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  • Anybody can have an idea for a bill
  • OMG! I just had an idea for a law! I'll tell a Congressperson so it can become a bill first.
  • But only a congress person can propose a bill
  • So, what do you guys think of my idea for a bill?
  • I like it
  • SENATE
  • Yay or Nay on that bill?
  • And in a standing committee they decide if the bill will go to the House or the Senate
  • Yay!
  • And if a bill passes the committee, all of Congress has to come back together and pass it with a majority vote
  • Yay or Nay on that bill now that we're all back together?
  • Yay!
  • The bill then goes to the president who can sign it into a law, veto it, ignore it, or pocket veto it
  • Nah I don't approve of this bill, I'll veto it.
  • If the president vetoes it Congress can pass it into a law with a 2/3 majority vote from both the House and the Senate
  • One last time guys, Yay or Nay?
  • Yay!
  • Nay!