How a Bill becomes a Law

How a Bill becomes a Law
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  • I'll only vote for this bill if you sign our bill concerning state fundings!
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  • I will vote for this bill if you let us pass our legislation concerning the illegal use of drugs across the nation!
  •  The bill is brought before both houses, and amendments to the bill are made. Logrolling may also occur.
  • This bill should be considered unconstitutional if not completely outrageous!
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  • Sorry, ma'am, 2/3 of the senators no longer want to hear you arguing against the bill, and would rather vote out on it instead.
  • Only senators can filibuster to try and kill a bill. However, a cloture motion may be voted for to end the filibuster.
  • I think that you guys should support this bill since it helps us majority members stay in power.
  • Of course!
  • Hmm....I think I'll vote for it then.
  • Party leaders can influence their party members' vote on the bill.
  • The votes have been tallied, with 230 yeas and 205 nays. The bill is passed!
  • Hurrah!
  • Votes are tallied; if the bill gains support from the majority of the Congress' members, then the bill moves on.
  • It seems that our two bills differ in a number of ways.
  • Indeed! We should send this to the Conference Committee and let them resolve the issues.
  • The resulting bills from each house are compared. If the two bills differ, they go to a Conference Committee to be fixed.
  • The CC looks over both bills and resolves issues
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  • I think we should keep these parts of the House's bill and these parts from that of the Senate's...
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