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How Does a Bill Become a Law?

How Does a Bill Become a Law?

House of Representatives
435 Representatives
Each state received representation in the House in proportion to its population but is entitled to at least one Representative. Each representative serves for a two-year term. The House was granted its own exclusive powers; the power to initiate revenue bills, impeach officials, and elect the president in electoral college deadlocks.

Bill introduced in House
Bill is referred to House committee or subcommittee
Committee marks up the bill with changes
Voted on by Full Committee
Committee reports and Bill is put on House calendar
House reading and debate. Amendments are added
House Full Vote
If other chamber has similar bill, a joint committee resolves differences
Inaction GraveYard
Tabled
Veto
Bill becomes Law

Senate
100 Senators
Each U.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population. This endures equal representation of each state in the Senate. Senators swerve staggered six-year terms.

Bill introduced in Senate
Bill is referred to senate committee or subcommittee
Committee marks up the bill with changes
Voted on by full committee
Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate calendar
Senate reading and debate. Amendments are added.
Senate Full Vote
If other chamber has no similar bill then bills must pass a vote in the other chamber before going to President
Inaction GraveYard
Tabled
Veto
Bill becomes Law

Veto
The President can Veto (Decline) the Bill. Bill can still pass but must be revoted by House or Senate and receive 2/3 vote to pass.

Pork Barrell
Typically "pork" involves funding programs whose economic benefits are concentrated in a particular area but whose costs are spread among all taxpayers.

Earmark
Earmarks are funds provided by Congress for project by bypassing the Presidential evaluation processes.

Filibuster
AKA- "Taking a bill to death." An informal term for extended debate or other procedures used to prevent a vote on a bill in the Senate. HOW DOES A BILL BECOME A LAW? HOUSE SENATE of Representatives 435 100 S. 100 HR 100 Bill is referred to Bill is referred to senate commit- tee or subcommittee House committee or Start subcommittee Representatives Here Senators Each U.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population. This ensures equal representation of each state in Each state receives representa- tion in the House in proportion Bill introduced Bill introduced to its population but is entitled to at least one Representative. Each representative serves for a two-year term. The House was granted its own exclusive powers: the power to initiate revenue bills, impeach officials, and elect the president in clectoral college deadlocks. in House in Senate the Senate. Senators serve staggered six-year terms. If other chamnber has similar bill, a joint committee resolves differences If other chamnber has no similar bill then bills must pass a vote in the other chamber before going to President Inaction Inaction GraveYard GraveYard s100 HR 100 House Senate Committee Full Vote Full Vote Committee marks up the bill with changes marks up the bill with changes Ammendment Ammendment Veto Ammendment Ammendment HR 100 HR 100 House reading Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate reading Voted on by Full Comittee Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate calendar Voted on by full committee and debate. and debate. House calendar Amendments Amendments are added are added Veto Pork Barrell Earmark Filibuster Typically, "pork" involves funding programs whose economic benefits are AKA - "Talking a bill to death." An informal term for extended debate or other procedures used to prevent a vote on a bill in the Senate. The President can Veto Earmarks are funds (Decline) the Bill. Bill can still pass but must be revoted by House or Senate and receive 2/3 provided by Congress for projects by bypassing the concentrated in a Presidential evaluation particular area but whose costs are spread among all taxpayers. Bill Law processes. vote to pass becomes VOTETOCRACY.COM Votetocracy.com is a website that allows citizens to vote on every bill in congress, send your vote to your congress person and see if eitizens agree with the outcome. For more information pleae contact info@votetocracy.com or visit www.votetocracy.com December 11th 2009 | Version1 | © 2009 Votetocracy.com HOW DOES A BILL BECOME A LAW? HOUSE SENATE of Representatives 435 100 S. 100 HR 100 Bill is referred to Bill is referred to senate commit- tee or subcommittee House committee or Start subcommittee Representatives Here Senators Each U.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population. This ensures equal representation of each state in Each state receives representa- tion in the House in proportion Bill introduced Bill introduced to its population but is entitled to at least one Representative. Each representative serves for a two-year term. The House was granted its own exclusive powers: the power to initiate revenue bills, impeach officials, and elect the president in clectoral college deadlocks. in House in Senate the Senate. Senators serve staggered six-year terms. If other chamnber has similar bill, a joint committee resolves differences If other chamnber has no similar bill then bills must pass a vote in the other chamber before going to President Inaction Inaction GraveYard GraveYard s100 HR 100 House Senate Committee Full Vote Full Vote Committee marks up the bill with changes marks up the bill with changes Ammendment Ammendment Veto Ammendment Ammendment HR 100 HR 100 House reading Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate reading Voted on by Full Comittee Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate calendar Voted on by full committee and debate. and debate. House calendar Amendments Amendments are added are added Veto Pork Barrell Earmark Filibuster Typically, "pork" involves funding programs whose economic benefits are AKA - "Talking a bill to death." An informal term for extended debate or other procedures used to prevent a vote on a bill in the Senate. The President can Veto Earmarks are funds (Decline) the Bill. Bill can still pass but must be revoted by House or Senate and receive 2/3 provided by Congress for projects by bypassing the concentrated in a Presidential evaluation particular area but whose costs are spread among all taxpayers. Bill Law processes. vote to pass becomes VOTETOCRACY.COM Votetocracy.com is a website that allows citizens to vote on every bill in congress, send your vote to your congress person and see if eitizens agree with the outcome. For more information pleae contact info@votetocracy.com or visit www.votetocracy.com December 11th 2009 | Version1 | © 2009 Votetocracy.com HOW DOES A BILL BECOME A LAW? HOUSE SENATE of Representatives 435 100 S. 100 HR 100 Bill is referred to Bill is referred to senate commit- tee or subcommittee House committee or Start subcommittee Representatives Here Senators Each U.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population. This ensures equal representation of each state in Each state receives representa- tion in the House in proportion Bill introduced Bill introduced to its population but is entitled to at least one Representative. Each representative serves for a two-year term. The House was granted its own exclusive powers: the power to initiate revenue bills, impeach officials, and elect the president in clectoral college deadlocks. in House in Senate the Senate. Senators serve staggered six-year terms. If other chamnber has similar bill, a joint committee resolves differences If other chamnber has no similar bill then bills must pass a vote in the other chamber before going to President Inaction Inaction GraveYard GraveYard s100 HR 100 House Senate Committee Full Vote Full Vote Committee marks up the bill with changes marks up the bill with changes Ammendment Ammendment Veto Ammendment Ammendment HR 100 HR 100 House reading Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate reading Voted on by Full Comittee Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate calendar Voted on by full committee and debate. and debate. House calendar Amendments Amendments are added are added Veto Pork Barrell Earmark Filibuster Typically, "pork" involves funding programs whose economic benefits are AKA - "Talking a bill to death." An informal term for extended debate or other procedures used to prevent a vote on a bill in the Senate. The President can Veto Earmarks are funds (Decline) the Bill. Bill can still pass but must be revoted by House or Senate and receive 2/3 provided by Congress for projects by bypassing the concentrated in a Presidential evaluation particular area but whose costs are spread among all taxpayers. Bill Law processes. vote to pass becomes VOTETOCRACY.COM Votetocracy.com is a website that allows citizens to vote on every bill in congress, send your vote to your congress person and see if eitizens agree with the outcome. For more information pleae contact info@votetocracy.com or visit www.votetocracy.com December 11th 2009 | Version1 | © 2009 Votetocracy.com HOW DOES A BILL BECOME A LAW? HOUSE SENATE of Representatives 435 100 S. 100 HR 100 Bill is referred to Bill is referred to senate commit- tee or subcommittee House committee or Start subcommittee Representatives Here Senators Each U.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population. This ensures equal representation of each state in Each state receives representa- tion in the House in proportion Bill introduced Bill introduced to its population but is entitled to at least one Representative. Each representative serves for a two-year term. The House was granted its own exclusive powers: the power to initiate revenue bills, impeach officials, and elect the president in clectoral college deadlocks. in House in Senate the Senate. Senators serve staggered six-year terms. If other chamnber has similar bill, a joint committee resolves differences If other chamnber has no similar bill then bills must pass a vote in the other chamber before going to President Inaction Inaction GraveYard GraveYard s100 HR 100 House Senate Committee Full Vote Full Vote Committee marks up the bill with changes marks up the bill with changes Ammendment Ammendment Veto Ammendment Ammendment HR 100 HR 100 House reading Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate reading Voted on by Full Comittee Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate calendar Voted on by full committee and debate. and debate. House calendar Amendments Amendments are added are added Veto Pork Barrell Earmark Filibuster Typically, "pork" involves funding programs whose economic benefits are AKA - "Talking a bill to death." An informal term for extended debate or other procedures used to prevent a vote on a bill in the Senate. The President can Veto Earmarks are funds (Decline) the Bill. Bill can still pass but must be revoted by House or Senate and receive 2/3 provided by Congress for projects by bypassing the concentrated in a Presidential evaluation particular area but whose costs are spread among all taxpayers. Bill Law processes. vote to pass becomes VOTETOCRACY.COM Votetocracy.com is a website that allows citizens to vote on every bill in congress, send your vote to your congress person and see if eitizens agree with the outcome. For more information pleae contact info@votetocracy.com or visit www.votetocracy.com December 11th 2009 | Version1 | © 2009 Votetocracy.com HOW DOES A BILL BECOME A LAW? HOUSE SENATE of Representatives 435 100 S. 100 HR 100 Bill is referred to Bill is referred to senate commit- tee or subcommittee House committee or Start subcommittee Representatives Here Senators Each U.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population. This ensures equal representation of each state in Each state receives representa- tion in the House in proportion Bill introduced Bill introduced to its population but is entitled to at least one Representative. Each representative serves for a two-year term. The House was granted its own exclusive powers: the power to initiate revenue bills, impeach officials, and elect the president in clectoral college deadlocks. in House in Senate the Senate. Senators serve staggered six-year terms. If other chamnber has similar bill, a joint committee resolves differences If other chamnber has no similar bill then bills must pass a vote in the other chamber before going to President Inaction Inaction GraveYard GraveYard s100 HR 100 House Senate Committee Full Vote Full Vote Committee marks up the bill with changes marks up the bill with changes Ammendment Ammendment Veto Ammendment Ammendment HR 100 HR 100 House reading Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate reading Voted on by Full Comittee Committee reports and Bill is put on Senate calendar Voted on by full committee and debate. and debate. House calendar Amendments Amendments are added are added Veto Pork Barrell Earmark Filibuster Typically, "pork" involves funding programs whose economic benefits are AKA - "Talking a bill to death." An informal term for extended debate or other procedures used to prevent a vote on a bill in the Senate. The President can Veto Earmarks are funds (Decline) the Bill. Bill can still pass but must be revoted by House or Senate and receive 2/3 provided by Congress for projects by bypassing the concentrated in a Presidential evaluation particular area but whose costs are spread among all taxpayers. Bill Law processes. vote to pass becomes VOTETOCRACY.COM Votetocracy.com is a website that allows citizens to vote on every bill in congress, send your vote to your congress person and see if eitizens agree with the outcome. For more information pleae contact info@votetocracy.com or visit www.votetocracy.com December 11th 2009 | Version1 | © 2009 Votetocracy.com

How Does a Bill Become a Law?

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