Hi! My name is James. Today I will be taking you through the process of how bills are turned into laws. The first bill that we have is one important topic: bullying.
Well James, now that it has been assigned a number in the House, it will then be sent to a committee for them to discuss and debate on it. This process could be days or weeks.
Here I am with the Speaker of The House, Nancy Pelosi of the Democratic Party. Mrs. Pelosi, the first thing that has happened to our bill is that it has just been introduced to Congress. What is next in the journey for this bill?
As you can see, there is going to be a floor vote. There are many ways in which senators and representatives can vote. By voice, division, and an electronic voting system. When this vote is finished, we are then going to have the Senate vote also. A bill cannot be passed if the houses are not able to come to a decision.
Here I am at the Senate. The senators gather here to also vote just like the House of Representatives. Debate and discussion also take place in this building.
The next step in this process is if the bill needs to be changed or amended. And then finalized by the conference committee.
And finally, the last step of this process is to see if the President will either veto or approve the bill. Let's see what his decision is!
Donald Trump here. On this day of the 28th of February 2019, the bill on the issue about bullying has now been approved. Congratulations!