How a Bill Becomes a Law Comic
Updated: 1/29/2020
How a Bill Becomes a Law Comic
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  • Step 1: Introduction of the bill
  • Introducing or suggesting a bill to Congress
  • Today, Senator Marco Rubio will be presenting a suggestion for a new bill
  • I propose to have equal pay for all genders and all races
  • Step 2: The bill is assigned to the Committee and then reported to the floor and then voted on
  • Presenting the Bill to the floor and then voted on
  • No adjustments will be made to the bill.
  • Is there any way we can improve this bill?
  • I think it is perfectly fine the way it is.
  • We have just been proposed a new bill. It states that we should allow equal pay for all races and genders
  • The vote is unanimous. The law is all green
  • The bill is passed by the House of Representatives
  • Yay!
  • Should we allow equal pay for all genders and races?
  • The Debate
  • Step 3: The bill then goes to the Senate and gets debated on and then gets voted on
  • I don't think women should have equal pay because they could take advantage of their money
  • Some men take advantage of their money so why should women be treated differently
  • Would anyone like to make some adjutments to the bill?
  • The Vote
  • Majority rules, the bill is green
  • Nay
  • Yay
  • Should we allow equal pay for all genders and races?
  • Step 4: Both houses must pass the bill
  • House of Representatives
  • Yes, I think we should allow it
  • Do we think that we should allow equal pay for all genders and races?
  • Both houses passing the bill
  • Senate
  • Yes, we should.
  • Step 5: The president signs the bill
  • I now declare this a law
  • Yay!
  • Alternative outcome in the White House
  • Step 6: In another situation the president can veto the law and Congress will have to improve the bill or can veto the president's veto
  • Do we agree with the House that we should only give women and men an equal pay?
  • I will not sign this only if there are changes that I approve of
  • Should we only give equal pay to all women and men
  • In the H.O.R
  • I now agree to sign this bill
  • Yay
  • In the White House, the President is signing a bill
  • In the Senate
  • Yay
  • In the White House
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