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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How a Bill Becomes a Law!!! 1st Reading Sent to Standing Committee Committee has four options Rules Committee 2nd Reading 3rd Reading Vote on the Bill Sent to other Chamber,Repeats steps 1-7 Conference Committee Sent to President! By: Eric Thrift Anyone may draft a bill; however, only members of Congress can introduce legislation, and, by doing so, become the sponsor.Hopper filled from top, emptied from bottom. Permanent committeesestablished under the standingrules of the Senate It is in charge of determiningunder what rule other bills willcome to the floor. Hints why ithas the nickname traffic cop.No bill goes past it. Senate doesn't have one due to changes being donein the house. Second reading is reminding thehouse what the bill is for.Due to being gone for several weeks to months.Getting ready for the debate. Sponsor of bill starts debate.Rules: Address speaker beforespeaking, stand, and don'tspeak out of turn. Filibuster: prolonged speechthat obstructs progressin a legislative gathering. House only does it. Cloture: ending debate to take a vote. the bill is passed or defeated by the membersvoting. Simple Majority50%+1 Checks and Balances both chambers vote on it.Senate follows similar procedure. a conference committee isformed to reconcile thedifferences between the Houseand Senate versions. Goes there to make sure the billhas stayed similar in changes.Rules of the bill stay identical nomatter what. 1. President signs it and it becomes a law2. President takes no action for10 days while congress is inbill automatically becomes a law3. Veto the bill right away4. Pocket veto: congress adjourned bill dies IMPORTANT: 2/3 congress votePresident is overriddenit is now a law 1. Do pass the bill on2. Pigeonhole3. Kill the billTo move on must have simple majority vote50%+1. 90-90 Rule: 90% of the work is done but90% of the time billdies.
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