12 Steps How a Bill Becomes a Law

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  • STEP 7: The bill is then scheduled for floor action
  • January 2018
  • How would his bill passing benefit US?!
  • STEP 8: Debate time. Takes place in either the House or the Senate.
  • This is about treating our tax payers right! We have to appease them just enough to keep our seats in this building!
  • But, think of how happy our lobbyists will be if this bill doesn't pass. Medical bills will be through the roof! Our lobbyists will definitely take me to Super Bowl next week
  • No, this isn't one of the bills that give you tax breaks in some sneaky way.
  • If his bill passes we will increase our vote count by at least one person!
  • How does a man passing his bill concern us?
  • STEP 9: Voting
  • I don't care about how much tax dollars this takes, let's pass this mans bill! I vote yes.
  • PLEASE. I need this to pass to continue living.
  • This is a very detailed illustration of the bill being passed. I like it, I vote yes.
  • STEP 10: The other chamber; either the House or the Senate can either receive it, reject it, ignore it, or change it. 
  • Hurry up, It's not like this is your only job or anything.
  • I want this bill to pass, but it kind of reminds me of that one congressman that resigned and then ran for office as a Mayor.
  • STEP 11: If the bill is altered significant, a conference committee will be formed. If only minor change is made it gets sent back to the first chamber. If an agreement is reached a conference report will be prepared and both the House and the Senate must approve of the report.
  • Thank the heavens we can actually finally agree on something.
  • STEP 12: Presidential approval or veto. If he approves the bill becomes law. He can veto the bill in which it would take 2/3's of the House and Senate votes to override the veto.
  •  It's been a long, painful, and bloody process. I hope to never have to personally pass a bill this big.
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