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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Sent to Standing Committee! First Reading! A reading of the billis a debate on the formation of a future law. A hopper is a box where bills get put in so they can be read. Billsdealing with money are sent to the House because they federally decide what happens to money. *resources William JenksMrs. RueAmerican GovernmentPeriod 5 How a Bill becomes a law! 90% of work is done at this point. 90% of bills die at this point.A standing committee is a permanent committee set by standing rules in senate, they discuss the bill. The committee has 4 options! Do Pass recommendation~ Goes to floorKill it~ Bill DiesPigeon Hole~Held in CommitteeRecommend do not pass~ Rarely used50%+ 1 vote is the Simple Majority vote which moves the bill on Rules Committee! Traffic Cop~ When the bill is being reviewed checking that it conforms with the constitution.It only goes to the house because how small they are. 2nd Reading! The bill is brought back to the floorwith the entire chamber reading it.They make sure its simplified tobe read.Its probably been at least3-9 months since the bill has been created. 3rd Reading! The bill is then sent to the conference committee.A conference committee is a joint committee made up of both houseand senate. It's sent here to resolvedifferences. Checks and balances~ makes sure that everything in bill follows the constitution. Both chambers vote on it, gets sent to theconference committee. It takes a simple majority vote of 50% + 1 to pass.Rules for voting are, Ayes for yes, noes for a no.Must be present. In order to debate you must stand, ask speaker of the house for permission to speak, and have the person speaking to give you the floor.Debate begins with the sponsor. They're the people who came up with the billThe senate is the only group with the authority to filibuster. Filibuster is talking however long you can stand without sitting or leaning. Anything can be said at that time. Cloture is a 3/5 vote to stop a filibuster Vote on the Bill! It is now a Law! Sent to other chamber, repeats steps 1-7! Sent to the President! Conference Committee The president has 4 options with the billPocket veto~ Congress adjourns, 10 days later if still not signed it becomes a law.Veto~ Refuses to sign the bill.It can become a law if the president doesn't sign in 10 days.Or he can just sign the bill.
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