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How A Bill Becomes A Law

1.) Bills are introduced in the House by its members. This is done so by dropping the bills into a hopper.
2.) Bills and resolution are then taken into consideration at each session of Congress.
3.) The clerk of the House numbers each bill as it's introduced. The clerk also gives the bill a short title. The bill is then entered in the House Journal and Congressional Record for the day.
4.) The speaker refers the bill to the appropriate standing committee. The subcommittee reviews hearings (public testifies the proposed bill) and junkets (trips to locations by a subcommittee affected by a measure). The bills that don't die in pigeonholed or with a discharge petition (that were referred to the subcommittee) go onto the full committee.
5.) The full committee may report the bill favorably, refuse to report the bill, report the bill in amended form, report the bill with an unfavorable recommendation, or report a committee bill.
6.) A bill reported by a House Rules committee is placed on one of several calendars.
7.) If a bill reaches the floor, it receives its second reading and consideration.
8.) When general debate on the bill begins, its read section by section. Votes and amendments are taken during the debate.
9.) When votes are taken they are in the form of voice votes, all in favor and all opposed, 1/5 quorum demands a teller vote, or a role-call vote. The bill is either passed or defeated.
10.) Once a bill has been approved at a second reading, its engrossed. Then it's read a third time, by title, and a final vote is taken.
11.) If the bill is approved at third reading, it's signed by the Speaker. A page then carries it to the Senate and places it on the Senate president's desk.
12.) Bills are introduced by Senators. A measure is then given a number and short title, read twice and referred to standing committee.
13.) The bill is referred to the subcommittee for study, hearings, re…

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