a_lect_13 - February 23rd Congress, Part 2 e How does a...

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February 23 rd Congress, Part 2 e How does a bill becomes a law? Easier question – does a bill become a law? Rarely! Roughly 10 to 15% of those bills that are introduced make it all the way to the President Key aspects – Introduced by a Member of Congress Referred to Committee Goes through Mark up Set terms of debate (Rules committee in House) Vote – must pass in identical form in House and Senate President signs*
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Organization within Congress: Parties: e Party Caucus: Democrats e Party Conference: Republicans Committees Caucus: voluntary groups pursuing shared interests e Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) e Congressional Human Rights Caucus e Pro Life Caucus
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Committees “Little Legislatures” Most work of legislating is done in committees and subcommittees. Committees allow for: e Specialization e Division of labor Members want high profile committee assignments or assignments on committees that are important to their district
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course FIN 320f taught by Professor Toprac during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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