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How a bill becomes a law

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jihad shockley

on 24 February 2016

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Transcript of How a bill becomes a law

How a bill becomes a law
House of reps. introduction:
Hands bill to Clerk/ Hopper. Then given a HR number
First referred to senate standing committee. Second its sent to the senate subcommittee. Next reported by standing committee.
Floor Action
Senate debates , votes on passage . Bill passes; goes to house for approval.
Committee Action
Referred to house standing committee. Next referred to house subcommittee. Then it is reported by standing committee. lastly it is sent to the rules committee so they set rules for the debate.
Senate Introduction:
Senator announces bill on the floor. then given a S number
Conference action
Conference committee works out the deference and sends both chambers for final approval
More Conference Action
House votes on compromise on a bill
senate votes on compromise bill
President signs bill or becomes law without signing
President vetoes bill then congress can override veto by 2/3 majority in both chambers if they fail to override the bill dies
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