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Title: How a bill becomes law


1
How a bill becomes law
  • Mr. Langfords class

2
Overview
  • Where a bill comes from?
  • Who decides it fate?
  • What happens when?
  • Who reviews it?
  • Where does it go?

3
The House of Representatives
  • Contains 435 members
  • The 435 members are spread about by population
    status
  • Also in House
  • A member for Puerto Rico
  • A member for D.C.
  • Members for other U.S. territories
  • Do they have full voting rights?

4
The Senate
  • 100 members
  • 2 members from each state of the Union
  • Not based upon population
  • Why?
  • What compromise in the 1700s granted this?

5
The Start
  • A bill can start in the House or Senate
  • After it passes one house, must go to the next
    for approval
  • Why is this necessary?
  • What does this accomplish?
  • Where is this power granted?
  • For demonstration, we start in the House

6
Where does it come from?
  • Senators
  • Representatives
  • President
  • Special interest groups
  • Everyday people

7
Who presents it?
  • A Senator or Congressperson will present the bill
    for consideration
  • Must be passed through the majority leader
    (Speaker of the House or Senate leader)
  • Then the bill will be sent to a committee

8
House side
  • Chairmen of the committee reviews bill
  • Decides if it needs to go to a sub-committee or
    if should be debated by main committee

9
Sub-committee
  • Chairmen reviews bill and presents it to the rest
    of the sub committee
  • Speakers for and against the bill enter and give
    advice
  • People of the committee debate the topic and vote
    to either kill or pass the bill
  • If passed, goes to the main committee

10
Committee
  • Chairmen presents the bill or can delay the bill
  • Minutes are presented if bill was in a
    sub-committee
  • Speakers enter for advice
  • More debate on the bill and a vote for or against
    the bill
  • If passed, moves to the House floor

11
House Floor
  • Speaker can present the bill or delay
  • Findings of the committee are presented
  • More debate can occur
  • As previous, changes can be placed on the bill
  • Role is called--voting on bill
  • If passed, moves to the Senate

12
Senate
  • Leaders propose the bill sent by the House to a
    committee
  • Will be placed in an order received from the
    House
  • Usually, majority controlled bills will be
    considered first

13
Sub-committee
  • Chairmen reviews bill and presents it to the rest
    of the sub committee
  • Speakers for and against the bill enter and give
    advice
  • People of the committee debate the topic and vote
    to either kill or pass the bill
  • If passed, goes to the main committee

14
Committee
  • Chairmen presents the bill or can delay the bill
  • Minutes are presented if bill was in a
    sub-committee
  • Speakers enter for advice
  • More debate on the bill and a vote for or against
    the bill
  • If passed, moves to the Senate floor

15
Senate Floor
  • Speaker can present the bill or delay
  • Findings of the committee are presented
  • More debate can occur
  • As previous, changes can be placed on the bill
  • Role is called--voting on bill
  • If passed with no changes from the House, moves
    to the President

16
Whats the difference?
  • House contains 435 people
  • Senate contains 100 people
  • House has fewer repeating people on committees
  • Senate has many multiple members on committees
  • There are over 130 committees in the House

17
Whats the difference?
  • The Senate has over 70 committees
  • The Senate and House could have different
    majority parties
  • Which will mean what?
  • Why?

18
The President
  • Reviews finalized bill
  • Can sign bill into law
  • Can veto a bill Which does what?
  • If vetoed, where does it go?

19
A vetoed bill
  • Goes to House for another vote
  • Also goes to the Senate for a vote
  • Must be passed by at least 2/3 in both houses to
    override a veto, or it dies
  • Some changes could take place to accommodate the
    President for signature
  • If that happens, must go through cycle again.

20
Special Committees
  • Is developed when a bill passes through House and
    Senate but have changes to the bill and both
    houses can not agree on a common ground for the
    bill
  • Each house sends the same amount of Dems Repubs
    to a room. So they try to find a common ground on
    the bill and make the necessary changes

21
Special Committees
  • Bill is the sent to both house for consideration
  • The group will present the bill and more debates
    will occur
  • A role is taken
  • If it passes both houses, move to the President,
    if not passed, dies

22
Supreme Court
  • The Supreme Court can over rule any bill
  • They must gives reasons but it must show that the
    bill is a violation of the Constitution
  • What part of the Constitution grants this power?
  • Why is it necessary?

23
Review
  • The bill can originate from any source, but must
    be presented by a member of Congress
  • Bill must pass both houses before a Presidential
    signature
  • President can pass or veto a bill
  • Checks and balances
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