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Unit IV: How a Bill Becomes a Law

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What is a conference committee? This joint committee's purpose is to solve disagreements b/w House and Senate versions of a passed bill.
What occurs during a floor action? The Whole House or Senate debates, amends, and votes on the passage of a bill.
Define a joint committee `A committee with representatives from both the House of Representatives and the Senate
What is an override? This legislative action results in a bill becoming a law without the president's approval.
What is a standing committee? This "permanent" body is referred a bill for consideration and holds up mark up sessions and executive sessions to determine the fate of a bill.
What is the purpose of a House Rules committee? This body determines the time and extent of debate on a bill.
What is the job of the Senate Rules committee? This body sets the rules and procedures for both floor action and for those in the gallery.
What is a subcommittee? When assigned a bill, this body generally holds public hearings upon it.
Define pigeonholed The action committee takes when it disregard a bill
House/Senate Majority leadership determines when bills will be debated during floor action
What is a discharge petition? It forces a bill that has remained in committee for 30 days to be placed onto floor for further consideration
What is placed on the Calendar of General Orders? It lists all of the bills that the SENATE will consider
What is a filibuster? It is when a bill is talked to death which occurs generally in the Senate
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