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How a Bill is Passed

A thrilling and captivating experience for any audience

Joe Antony

on 15 April 2010

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Transcript of How a Bill is Passed

How a Bill is Passed A representative chooses to represent an idea #1 A bill is drafted #2 #3 The bill is introduced by a Congress Official This means that the bill's number, title, and sponsor are read aloud in a legislative session #4 The bill is sent to the proper committee which makes revisions/amendments #5 If approved, the bill is sent to the House of Representatives for a 2nd reading #6 The bill is read a 3rd time #7 The bill is voted on and will pass with a majority vote from the Senate or Congress #8 The bill is sent to the president #9 The President can sign the bill, passing it OR Do nothing... OR Veto the bill #12 If congress is in session, then the bill becomes a law after 10 days If congress is NOT in session, then the bill dies after 10 days Pocket Veto Congress needs a 2/3s vote to override
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