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The Dynamic Legislative Process

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Devon Jones

on 12 February 2014

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Transcript of The Dynamic Legislative Process

Main idea
These are the steps needed and or taken to pass a bill
Additional Information
There are also ways to get around any part of the process, especially the careful committee review stage of the process, such as:
The parts of Congress that are responsible for the dynamic legislative process is both House of Representatives and Senate
Key features
One of the hardest parts of the process is getting the bill through committee. To get a bill passed through committee, members will do the following things:
The Dynamic Legislative Process
Why is this section of Congress important?
It is important to know this process because the bills that are passed in Congress affect us as Americans. So it informs us how we can get a bill passed or denied in Congress.
Source of main idea
What part of Congress is responsible
This main idea came from Article 1 Section 7 of The Constitution
• Have conversations with colleagues and party leaders
• Discuss what arguments the opponents will use to block the bill
• Discuss what adjustments might be needed to approve the bill
• A member must be ready to discuss every part of a bill with his colleagues
• The legislature must always count votes to make sure they have enough support
• To gain broader support for a bill from the general public a legislature will gain media attention, work with interest groups, and draw attention from Washington insiders
• Also a legislature must be caught up with current events that would help a bill being passed

After the bill is passed through committee, it will go to the House/Senate floor, then to House/Senate Conference, next back to the floor for final approval, and finally to the President to be either passed or vetoed to be made an official law.
• Added to the floor as an amendment
• Brought to the floor by leadership
• Developed by special task force
• Added by leadership to a bill already approved by committee
• Take on to a must-pass funding bill
• Inserted into the final House/Senate compromise

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