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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Rules Committee 3 Main options have with Bill 2nd Reading 1st Reading - Permanent Panels to which all similar billscan be sentEx: Agr., Education, etc.- Most Bills die here- To further examine can be sent to sub-committee before vote - Only in House Bills- Decides rules and when bill will come up for debate- Pass here before 2nd reading or take no action- Speaker appts. majority members to committee,exerts great influence - House debates bill- Adds amendments if any-In Senate you can Filibuster: talks a billto death - Pass- Committee majority votes in favor of billthen bill goes to theSenate - Bill pass by simple majority- Bill certified by clerk- Sent to the Senate - Members usually drawn from committees that reported bill- Done, majority conferees ofeach house comp. bill & report toCongress- Houses vote to approve commonbill - Sent to Senate- Assigned to Committee- Study, release, table bill- Senate Floor-Voted on in order they came, urgent bills ca be pushedahead by leaders(majority party)-No more debate-->vote-Simple Maj. 51/100 3rd Reading How Bills Become Laws Send to Standing Committee Vote On the Bill Sent to other Chamber Repeat steps 1-7 Conference Committee Sent To President - In House Bill placed in"Hopper"special box on side of clerksdesk- Bill introduced in House- Only members can intro-duce bill- Speaker of House sends bill to standing committee - No action- Reject- Pigeonhole- Amend- Vote on Bill- If pass, goes to RulesCommittee - Sign, becomes law- Veto, 2/3 both houses vote to override veto- No action, after 10 daysbecomes law w/o pres.sig.- "Pocket Veto"<10 days left in term- Kills bill - House/Senate versions of bill differ, cham- bers form to resolve discrepencies-10-15% billspassed in Congressend up here
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