How a Bill Becomes a Law

How a Bill Becomes a Law

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  • indeed, i'll contact congress
  • a problem occurs and people contact congress to create a bill
  • we need stop signs
  • Committee Consideration
  • lets go committee!
  • Most bills are sent to subcommittee. Almost all of them die in committee or subcommittee, where they are pigeonholed, after public hearings or discharge petitions are held. 
  • I say there shouldn't be stop signs beceause...
  • In the House only, a bill goes from committee to a special rules committee that sets time limits on debate and rules for adding amendments. Filibusters are prohibited in the House, instead, a quorum of its members to be present for a vote
  • Floor Debate
  • no stop signs
  • Senate Floor Debate
  • Same procedure as in the House. If the committee majority votes for the bill, it goes to the whole senate. Cloture is taken place and passage of the bill requires a majority vote by the members present.
  • stop signs
  • The members are chosen from the standing committees that sponsored the bill who come up with a compromise. The revised bill then must go back to the floors of each house and be passed by both houses before it can be sent to the President for signing.
  • After the bill passes these stages, it is sent to conference committee 
  • Our compromise will be putting stop signs at all crosswalks
  • I'm passing this bill
  • Presidential Actions
  • The president either approves the bill by signing it or veto the bill. In order for the bill to become a law without a signature, congress overrides the veto. To do this, both houses of congress must pass the bill again with two thirds majority vote.
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