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How the bill becomes law

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Carrie Breum

on 15 April 2010

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Transcript of How the bill becomes law

Double click anywhere & add an idea How a Bill Becomes law! Step one:Drafting a bill. Anyone may draft a bill; however, only members of Congress can introduce it. Step two-The bill planning committe As soon as a bill is introduced, it is referred to a committee made of members who research the bill. At this point the bill is examined carefully and its chances for passage are first determined. If the committee does not act on a bill, the bill is effectively "dead."
The Committee's make sure to hear all sides of the argument so that they can decide what they need to do to make the bill pass. After they have the opinions they need they create the bill and get it ready to send to the floor! Step Three-Creating the bill Step Four-Sending the bill. The bill is then reccommended to be sent to either the house or the senate!The committees then say what the reccommends.This is called "ordering a bill reported."

Step Five-votes After the debates the congress votes on the bill Step six-changing the bill When the House or Senate passes a bill, it is referred to the other chamber, where it usually follows the same route through committee and floor action.They can pass or reject it Step 8: Conference Committee Action After the bill has been votined on this committee make the changes that need to be made. Step 9: Final Action
After both the House and Senate have approved a bill in identical form, it is sent to the president. If the president approves of the legislation, he signs it and it becomes law. or... If the president takes no action for ten days, while Congress is in session, it automatically becomes law.If the president opposes the bill he can veto it. Step 10: Overriding a Veto
If the president vetoes a bill, Congress may attempt to "override the veto." If both the Senate and the House pass the bill by a two-thirds majority, the president's veto is overruled and the bill becomes a law.
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