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How A Bill Becomes A Law

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Emma Howard

on 15 April 2010

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Transcript of How A Bill Becomes A Law

How A Bill Becomes A Law A piece of legislation is introduced. The bill is given a number. It is sent to the Government Printing Office and copies are made. Members of congress can co-sponsor the bill. What the Committee Does It is brought to either the House, Senate, or both. The topic is put on the calendar
There is a debate Then congress votes Congress Committee Meets Members form this to talk about differences If they reach a compromise, they write up a report This report must be approved by both the Senate and the House The Bill is sent to the President It becomes a law if the President signs it or if Congress is in session for 10 days and it is not signed yet It is not passed if the president does not sign it and congress' session ends before 10 days are up The President can veto it and send it back with his concerns However, if there is a 2/3 vote by both houses, the bill can still be passd onced signed by the president or there is a 2/3 vote ... The Bill Becomes A Law
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