How a Bill becomes a law.

How a Bill becomes a law.

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  • At first, The idea for a bill must be had by either a citizen, a group of them, or an interest group. The idea is then brought to their nearest congressman.
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  • Here the bill is drafted by a congressman who introduces the bill to the house.
  • Hmm, I guess I'll let this one through.
  • Once the bill is created, a conference committee is held to resolve disputes over the bill. Here, a filibuster could occur bringing the bill to a standstill, or even defeating it outright. Afterwards, rules are created for the bill in the rules committee. 
  • As of March 21st, 2019, all school buses are required by law to stop at any and all railroad tracks.
  • Now, the bill is sent to the House of Representatives  for debate over any new amendments. Next, the bill arrives at the senate, although not before going through another round in committee. Throughout this process the bill is subjected to judicial review as well.
  • After going through all of congress, the bill is sent to the president for his final seal of approval. If the president disagrees with the bill he can veto it, sending it back to the house. Here legislative override can take place as the senate has the power to push the bill forward with a 2/3 majority vote. 
  • Now that all is said and done, the bill finally becomes a law!
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