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First step in making a law The Creation of a Bill Members of the House or Senate draft, sponsor and introduce bills for consideration by Congress. The House clerk assigns a legislative number for bills introduced in the House of Representatives (e.g., H.R. 1001) and the Senate cle
Second step in making a law Committee Action Usually, a committee is assigned to study the bill according to its subject matter. Often a committee will refer the bill to one of its subcommittees. The subcommittee may request reports from government agencies, hold hearings so expert
Third step in making a law Floor Action The bill is returned to the full House or Senate for further debate and approval. At this point members may propose amendments to the bill, add additional text, or otherwise alter the bill.
Fourth step in making a law Vote House and Senate members vote on their respective versions of the proposed bill.
fifth step in making a law Conference Committees A bill must be approved by both Chambers of Congress. When the Senate amends and agrees to a bill or a version of a bill that the House has already passed or when the House amends and passes a Senate bill or a version of a Senate bi
Sixth step in making a law Presidential Action After the bill is passed by both Chambers it is sent to the President for his approval or his signature, which if granted creates a Public Law. When a President comments on and refuses to sign a bill it is known as a veto. A vetoed bi
If the president does not like the bill he can ____ it. Veto
If the president does like the bill he can ____ it. pass
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