How a Bill Becomes a Law

How a Bill Becomes a Law
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Kaela Halligan Mrs. Sheehan, Period 5 Completed 3/1/18

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  • Step One
  • Sir, I'm concerned about the way our buses recklessly cross the railroad tracks. Do you mind coming up with a way to fix this?
  • I'll do my best, ma'am. Thank you for reporting it to me.
  • Step Two
  • Thank you for considering the idea, Jim.
  • No problem!
  • Step Three
  • The bill starts out as a constituent's idea.
  • Step Four
  • A representative writes the bill and introduces it to Congress or the Floor.
  • Step Five (A)
  • The bill is debated by the Committee.
  • Step Five (B)
  • *cricket*
  • The bill goes to both the House of Representatives and Senate, and is voted on. 
  • (angry debating)
  • The President signs the bill into law.
  • The President ignores or vetoes the bill. Congress may overpower the President's choice with 2/3 vote.
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