Congress 2 - February 25th Resolving Tuesdays Mysteries:...

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February 25th Resolving Tuesday’s Mysteries: The Vice President Filibuster Congress
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Organization within Congress: Parties: Party Caucus: Democrats Party Conference: Republicans Committees Caucus: voluntary groups pursuing shared interests Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Congressional Human Rights Caucus Pro Life Caucus
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How a bill becomes a law…. It’s sponsored (introduced by a Representative or Senator) It’s referred to Committee (perhaps a multiple referral) and goes through markup. Each house votes according to their procedures. If it passes in both houses in identical form, it goes to the President to sign.
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The President’s options Sign The bill becomes law Veto Congress can override with 2/3 support in each house Ignore Bill becomes law in 10 days Pocket Veto : if Congress adjourns within those 10 days
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One more differences between 6 year term means that Senators aren’t always
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2011 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Congress 2 - February 25th Resolving Tuesdays Mysteries:...

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