How a Bill Becomes a Law Storyboard Project

How a Bill Becomes a Law Storyboard Project
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  • Inception
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  • I have a proposal for a bill regarding dealing with nutrition that I will send into Congress. I might use logrolling to get votes in my favor and in return, I will also need to vote for theirs...
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  • Introduction 
  • We will now read this bill aloud on the floor. 
  • Senate:
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  • The bill will continue to be dropped in the hopper. We will wait for the Speaker of the House to refer it to a certain committee.
  • House of Representatives
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  • Committee work
  • Senate & House
  • I say we table it and get back to it at a later date or to table the bill.
  • Against it!
  • In this case, the bill was referred to the House Standing Committee and Senate Standing Committee.
  • I'm in favor
  • I'm also in favor
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  • An individual or group creates a idea for a bill.
  • Floor debate
  • When is this filibuster going to end? 
  • Then the book continued on the talk about the health benefits of cheese...
  • Both chambers of Congress
  • The bill is introduced.
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  • Next, for Committee work, both the house and senate committees (that the bill was referred to by the Steering Committee (Senate) or Speaker (House), conduct public hearings. 
  • Voting
  • Aye
  • Aye
  • Aye
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  • Floor Action in the Senate- Here, majority and minority party leaders schedule bills for floor debate on the Calendar. 
  • We need to end this with a cloture vote by 3/5 of us Senators!
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  • Members from each chamber meet in confrence committees to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.
  • Conference Committee
  • The two chambers vote on the final version of the nutrition bill.
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  • I wonder what version of the bill they vote for...
  • Aye
  • nay
  • nay
  • Aye
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