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  • The Lawmaking Process The Safer Communities Act of 2017
  • Hi! My name is Rep. Mike Thompson. I Represent the 5th District of California and I sponsor the Safer Communities Act of 2017 bill. I proposed this bill on October of 2017 when I introduced it to the house. The bill is placed into "The Hopper" and is introduced by the Speaker Of The House. When it is introduced in the Senate, it is introduced by the clerk.
  • When in the House, the bill is assigned to a committee. The Safer Communities Act of 2017 is assigned to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. In the Senate, it is assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • After the bill goes through the committee, it is placed on the floor for discussion and voting. If passed, it goes to the next house, the Senate.
  • After the bill goes through each house it is assigned to a conference committee. Then, the final form of the bill is decided and voted on.
  • If the bill passes congress, it is sent to the President. The President can either sign the bill to pass it or if congress is in session, the bill can sit on his desk for 10 days and automatically pass. If the President chooses to veto the bill or pocket veto it, congress can override the veto with 2/3 vote in each house.
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