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How a bill becomes a law

As a child growing up one of the topic I found most interesting was Law. The reason being was I wanted to be a lawyer. I spent a lot of my JHS years watching shows like "the Practice" etc. When I was given the opportunity to do a report for my government class I could not decide on what to do my report. I constantly hear people complain and criticize the law. I've quoted everyday citizens saying that it must have been some idiot who passed a law like that. But the reality is it is not one person who passes a law but it is several people. It take a lot of time and debating to go through with passing a law. Therefore the topic I chose was: "How a Bill becomes a Law" The road a bill takes in becoming a law is a long and tedious process. First, the proposed bill goes through the House of Representatives. Once the bill has been approved by the House, it is then begins its journey through the Senate. After the bill has been endorsed by the Senate, the houses of congress then meet in conference committees to prepare the bill to be sent to the White House. To summarize, the path the bill takes to become a law is a fairly complex impediment. Now to begin, the bill must primarily go through the obstacles of the House. First, a sponsor introduces the bill by giving it to the clerk of the House or placing the bill in a box called the "hopper". The clerk numbers and gives a title to the bill and is then entered in the House journal and in the Congressional Record in a procedure called thefirst reading. Immediately following thefirst reading, the Speaker of the house assigns the bill to a certain committee. The House has about twenty standing or permanent committees of which each has jurisdiction over bills in a specific area. The committee then studies the bill by hearing the testimony of experts or other interested people. In some cases, a subcommittee conducts the study. The committee may revise and release …

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