How a Bill Becomes a Law
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I think we should have a 3 day weekend.
I'll sponsor it and introduce it to the chambers.
Is this a good idea?
First, a member of the Congress or a citizen comes up with an idea for law so they draft a bill.
We'll review the bill and let you know what we think.
Next, the representative sponsors it and introduces it to the House.
We will make the necessary changes and then vote
Then the bill gets mentioned to the committee. The House and Senate both have groups of people who work for things like health and other departments who examine it.
Do u approve any of the following amendments?
The committees mention the bill to the subcommittees who do further work under certain topics.
When the subcommittees are done, the committees mark up the bill and then they report legislation, if they don't, the bill dies.
Then the bill reaches the floor and the full chamber votes, if most of the chamber votes yes, the bill goes on, if not, it dies.