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House and Senate Rules -Anyone person can propose a law to a state legislature or congressman, but only the members of congress can propose it in session. -A congressional committee is a legislative sub-organization in the United States Congress that handles a specific duty. Sub-commitee marks up bills and takes on a certain bill at a time. - A conference committee is a committee of the United States Congress appointed by the House of Representatives and Senate to resolve disagreements on a particular bill. -In public hearings, committees hear testimony from legislators, agency staff, and members of the public regarding the matters before them.
House and Senate Rules -A discharge petition is a means of bringing a bill out of committee and to the floor for consideration without a report from the committee. -Pigeonholed: When the floor puts something to rest for further consideration. - Amendments: A "law" in the constitution that puts regulation on what congress can and cannot do. - To kill a bill, it has to not be passed by either floor and either be vetoed or ignored by the president when congress is not in session.
House and Senate Rules -The bill is set on the calendar where all 100 senators can vote(many for their constituents) on it and many at the same time until the bill becomes popular enough and passed to the floor. -The floor debate is where the senators will talk about the bill and unless one objects, they can keep talking, sometimes creating a filibuster. - The House rules committee , considers all bills reported from policy and fiscal committees and determines whether, and in what order, to schedule their consideration on the floor of the House.
House and Senate Rules A quorum is the minimum number of members of an assembly that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid. A filibuster is when A senator(s) want to elongate the making of a bill and have a "meeting" and can read whatever they want as long as they keep reading or talking. A cloture is a procedure for ending a debate and making a final vote. They can vote in 3 different ways; voice votes(be present), division(request for voice vote), and record votes(present and call you by name).
Presidential actions The president can veto a bill(saying he doesn't want it) which will be sent back to congress for a 2/3 vote from both houses to become a law. He/She can do a pocket veto while congress is not in order which will kill the bill. They can even ignore it which after the 10th day the bill will become a law. Lastly, they can sign the bill making it a law.
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