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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How A BILL BECOMES A LAW Introducing a bill -Introduce bill to the House of Representatives or Senat. -Must be introduce by members of Congress. Committees-Bill is assigned to a particular committee in its category. -Placed into a sub-committee -Bills are debated -Most bills die in committees (pigonholding) House of Representatives -Strict -Rules Committee -Closed Rule: Sets time limits on debate and restrictsamendments -Restrictive Rule: Permits only some amendment SETS THE RULES FOR ITS OWN CONSIDERATION -Floor Debate-No riders (non-germane amendments): Has to be relevant to the main purpose of the bill.-No filibuster Senate -Less formal -Raiders are common, so no limiting germaneness of amendments. -Filibusters are allowed -Cloture: 3/5 of the Senate must vote for a filibuster ending. -Standing Committee: Evaluates bills in different policy areas and either kill them or pass them along for further debate-Selective Committees: Formed for specific reasons and are usually temporary, and if they last for a really long amount of time eventually turn into a standing committee.-Joint Committee: Similar to selective committees but made up of members of the House and Senate. Work with issues of interest of both houses.-Conference Committee: Consist of members from both the House of Representatives and Senate, madeexclusively to figure out differences between them and form a similar bill. Voting-Majority passes-If the bill passes it must go through the same process in the opposite chamber President Action -Sign: Bill becomes law!! -Veto: If the bill is not sign it will returns to its origin -Veto Override: Both houses must support the bill with a 2/3 vote in order to override the president veto.
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