How A Bill Becomes A Law 1. Bill Introduced (Written by EOP or Interest Groups)-Member of Congress has to recognize bill for it to be introduced 2. Bill Assigned Committee-House: Speaker assigns-Senate: Majority Leader assigns with help from Minority Leader-Senate has unlimited debate-Committee has chairman, who can ignore the bill (BILL IS NO MORE) or… 3. Bill Assigned to Subcommittee-Assigned to Subcommittee by Committee Chair-Can hold hearings (call witnesses, investigate, mark up bill)-Mark Up = change or rewrite bill-Can not change number assigned to bill-Subcommittee can not like bill (BILL DIES) or… 4. Sent back to Committee-Committee can rewrite, mark up bill-Bill can DIE or… 5. Bill Sent for a Vote-Depends on if Bill is in House or Senate…-Bill in House: sent to Rules Committee • Bill can be open (unlimited number of amendments that relate to bill) • Bill can be closed (cannot be changed or challenged at all) • Bill can be partially open (Some portions of a bill can be amended, but
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course GPOSC 225 taught by Professor Sulfaro during the Fall '07 term at James Madison University.