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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Bill is a Law Bill Begins Bill is Debated Bill isPurposed When the committee has approved a bill, it is sent or reported to the House floor. Once reported, a bill is ready to be debatedby the U.S. House of Reps Bill is Voted on Amet Law begins as an idea.From Representatives or citizens How a BillBecomes a Law All laws in the UnitedStates begin as bills. Before a bill can become a law, it must be approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the President. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Bill Is Introduced Bill is introduced in the House of Reps, a bill clerk assigns it a number another clerk then reads it toall the Reps, and the Speaker of the House sends the bill to one of the committees. Bill goes toCommittee Bill is Reported the committee members who areexperts on topics review, research, and revise the bill before voting on whether or not to send the bill backto the House floor. Once a bill is written, it needs a sponsor. its introduced to the house of represenatives bill is debated, Reps discuss the bill and explainif agree or disagree with it. a reading clerk reads the bill by section and the Reps recommend changes. When all changes havebeen made, the bill is ready to be voted on. There are three methods forvoting on a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives:Viva Voce (voice vote), Division, Recorded, The bill is then certified by the Clerk of the House and delivered to the U.S. Senate. Bill is Referredto Senate When a bill reaches the U.S. Senate, it goes through many of the same steps the U.S. House of Reps did. The bill is discussed in a Senate committee and then reported to the Senate floor to be voted on. Senators vote by voice. If a majority of the Senators say yea, the bill passes in the U.S. Senate and is ready to go to the President. Bill is sent tothe President When a bill reaches the President,he has three choices. He can:Sign and pass the billthe bill becomes a law.Refuse to sign, or veto, the billthe bill is sent back to the U.S. House of Representatives, along with the Presidents reasons for the veto.Do nothing (pocket veto)if Congress is in session, the bill automatically becomes law after 10 days.If Congress is not in session, the bill does not become a law. If a bill has passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and has been approved by the President, or if a presidential veto has been overridden, the bill becomes a law and is enforced by the government.
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