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Bill into Law

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Matt Basinger

on 17 March 2015

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Transcript of Bill into Law

Interest Groups
Try to get their beliefs heard
Petition Congress to propose their ideas
Examples: NRA, PETA, MADD
IDEA?
COMMITTEE ACTION - DIVIDE WORK BASED ON SUBJECT
http://usgovinfo.about.com/blorgs.htm
WHICH INTEREST GROUP?
Pigeonhole
R.I.P.
Vote to Kill
Ignore the bill in committee.
PASS
Pass with no changes
Pass with some changes
Change it all and pass
DEBATE!!!!
Weigh pros and cons
R.I.P.
Filibuster
Rider
talk a bill to death
only in the Senate
Cloture
can end a filibuster with a 3/5 vote
unrelated amendment tacked onto a bill
VOTING
Has to pass in the same form in both houses
by majority vote.
PRESIDENTIAL
ACTION
R.I.P.
President says no
Pocket Veto
President does nothing for 10 days
while Congress is NOT in session.
President signs the bill
President does nothing
with bill for 10 days
and Congress IS in session
Congressional override
of veto: 2/3 majority
in each house
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