How a Bill Becomes a Law (part 1)

How a Bill Becomes a Law (part 1)

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  • Any person, regardless of race, religion, gender, or social status, can come up with the idea for a bill.
  • I agree! What a great idea. 
  • Citizens shouldn't be able to buy assault rifles, and it shouldn't be easy to buy any gun!
  • The idea gets taken to a Congressperson, with the hopes of the Congressperson turning it into a bill.
  • The bill is introduced to the corresponding committee in the House of Representatives by the Congressperson, where they begin formally drafting the bill if they all approve of it.
  • The drafted bill is debated and voted upon in the full House of Representatives. 
  • Yes!
  • Yes!
  • Once the bill gets approved and passed by the House of Representatives, it then goes to the Senate. If it's rejected, by the House of Representatives, it goes back to the Committee for revisions.
  • Gun Control Bill
  • After being passed in the House of Representatives, the bill comes to the Senate, where they also vote on it. If the Senate rejects it, it heads back to the original committee in the House of Representatives.
  • Yes!
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